One of the films we're looking forward to in 2007 is His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, based on Philip Pullman's bestselling and award-winning novel. Following the success of other recent fantasy epic adaptations, New Line is spending a reported $150 million on the project which makes it the studio's biggest-budget project since The Lord of the Rings. Well a bunch of new photos have hit the internet, so check them out after the jump.
Written and directed by Chris Weitz, His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass stars Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Ian McShane and Dakota Blue Richards. The movie and book are the first in a trilogy. The film opens on December 7th 2007.
Did You Know: The Golden Compass is the American title of the book which Philip Pullman published in the UK as The Northern Lights.