“the next lotr, if you’re into breathless hype”

It’s time for a Golden Compass update.

The main site is up. http://www.goldencompassmovie.com/
It’s really nice. In a moment I’m going to look in the books for some combinations and figure out the “exclusive content” hidden in the alethiometer.

Daniel Craig interview in the Observer: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,,1980421,00.html
Talks about learning to deal with fame, really wants us to know that they’re not dumbing down the material for the film. Comes off as a bit cocky in that “I’m a really hot movie star and you’ll love me all the more for it” way.

Dakota Blue Richards interview in Newsweek: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16240580/site/newsweek/
Cute interview of little substance, alas.

Magazine pictures of Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig: http://www.style.com/w/feat_story/010307/popup/slideshow8.html
Hot. I wish there were more. Of them in bed.
Speaking of beds, Eva Green, by the way, is playing Serafina Pekkala. At least she’s not blond for the movie. I’m still not done QQing over Mrs. Coulter being blond.

And of course, lol beard:

Like the rest of the world, ever since I saw Casino Royale. Which was only a few days ago.
He’s such a pouter. Just give me a killer pout and suspenders, that’s all it takes. And completely gratuitous shots of coming out of the ocean in a speedo several times.

I simply cannot wait for this movie to come out. It’s going to be beautiful. Ryan The Naysayer says “it’s going to be terrible” [edit: After viewing the website, Ryan The True Believer says “That movie looks really good. It makes me want to live there and leave this world behind”] but I like beautiful things and beautiful is enough for me. Even so, no, I have faith in Mr. Pullman, and New Line, and these really hot people, and the power of this story.

Easily my favorite picture:

They’ve renamed the armoured bears “ice bears” but still call them panserbjorne. The concept armor looks different that I’d imagined it… I hope the animation turns out top-notch. Nobody’s seen the deamons yet. How exciting!

Time to start making lj icons. http://bridgetothestars.net/movie/images/stills/

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