Sci-fi is doing a miniseries in December based on these books. I posted something recently about it. the trailer's on sci-fi's website and it looks pretty cool. I'm kinda surprised a movie/tv miniseries has never been done before. Anyway, this looks to be pretty cool...
it is intresting i got that book like 8 years ago. and i finished the book this year. and when i went to my book store they laughed at my face when i asked to know when they would be getting mutant empire book 2 sanctuary.
I'm opposed to books being turned into movies in principal - howeva...
The Golden Compass (as you americans insist of calling the first book in the Dark Materials saga...) or Northern Lights to give it it's correct title - made a very fine play so It might just work as a movie, but lets face it I doubt that the USA is ready to send it's children to a movie franchise that advocates underage teenage sex and the murder of God. Pullmans other books - the Sally Lockheart series - would make fine period/detective drama.
Did someone say that sci-fi was turning V for vendetta into a movie? Please provide proof!!! Of all Moores work this is perhaps the one that would actually work best as TV/movie drama as it has a clear mostly linear narrative and is largely character based. I'd like to see it done well, but dread to think what a mess it would be done poorly. ("Whadaya mean we dont get to see the heros face? Whadaya mean he's not a HERO?) It could get very bad.
Not sure about 'brave' really; it's not as if the church would try to kill him for it, in fact they were no more vitriolic than Gene Siskel would be as a matter of course. Salman Rushdie certainly was brave though!
I think america would accept them as movies, I mean there's been movies about little kids possesed by the devil and was very popular, so I don't think that's a problem. I don't think they would make the movie for a younger age group, most likely 13 and up. So why did they change the title for the U.S., I've only heard the series called the dark materials, and the book called the Golden Compass, never the Northern Lights.