His Dark Materials' trilogy, written by Philip Pullman in 1995 ( last book released in 2000), is, as many best-sellers, brought to life on the motion picture screen.
Last years, we've got The Lord of The Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Harry Potter... Next year, there will be His Dark Materials.
Contrary to The Lord of The Rings, His Dark Materials was firstly a stageplay before becoming a film.
Some of you may have heard about these books or seen the books' covers.
His Dark Materials is a quite complicated novel, in which religion, fantasy and science are mixed together. It tells the story of a world where people have got a "daemon" with them (which can be compare to a soul), a creature which can transform itself into any kind of animals. The main character is a little girl who decides to rescue one of her friends from mysterious men who kidnapp poor children to take them to North to do some experimentations.
There, Lyra ( the little girl) will discover a giant plot in which aristocrats, intellectuals commit crimes in order to do their experimentations.
His Dark Materials is a mix between mainly Harry Potter, The Lord of The Rings and The Da Vinci Code. His Dark Material
is still on shooting, but there are already some official pictures from it, especially of Nicole Kidman, who plays Mrs Coulter is a lady who will help ( but also... Go read the books !) and of Daniel Craig who plays Lord Asriel, uncle of Lyra ( and... I said Go read the books !). Official Website
PS: Chris Weitz is the director of the film...
Be ready to hear a lot about it !