Since I first read the His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman I've always been interested if they would do a movie adaptation. Well the first movie is being released on Boxing Day (although it is being released a lot sooner in the US/UK) and the preview looks damn good, particularly Nicole Kidman as Mrs. Coulter and the young actress playing Lyra. I'll wait and see but I think that (as is so often the case) a lot of the story and feel of the book will be lost in translation, especially so since so much goes on in the book. Additionally the watering down of the religious/church aspects of the book in order to appease the fairly large God-Botherer audience in America won't help :roll:. Still, I eagerly await the release! vK6MDIEQjMg[/media]]The Golden Compass trailer.