Watch the First Five Minutes of 'The Golden Compass'

Get an early peek at New Line's latest fantasy epic.

Yahoo! Movies! has just posted the first five minutes from New Line's highly anticipated film adaptation of The Golden Compass. You can watch it here:

This is the first movie based on the bestselling Philip Pullman novels. The "His Dark Materials" trilogy is comprised of The Golden Compass, "The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber Spyglass". It revolves around a young girl who travels to the far north to save her best friend. Along the way she encounters shape-shifting creatures, witches, and a variety of otherworldly characters in parallel universes.

The film opens this week, December 7th, 2007.

The Golden Compass was released December 7th, 2007 and stars Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker, Freddie Highmore, Ian McKellen, Eva Green, Jim Carter. The film is directed by Chris Weitz.



Sources: Yahoo! Movies!

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  1. Phatlightning

    looks very good, I hope the talking animals doesn't make the movie corny

    7 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  2. wizdome

    Hopefully this will be better then stardust...after watching this clip...ive got a feeling it will be.

    7 years agoby @wizdomeFlag

  3. CelluloidDreams

    WOW!! this looks great!!!
    I can't wait to see the film!! I tired last Sat Night 12/01/07 to see an advance screening of the film, but I couldn't locate a theater in Phoenix having the paid advance screening :O( !!
    I have read Philip Pullman's trilogy "His Dark Materials" (Northern Lights (released as The Golden Compass in North America) The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass)& to me the books are just as good as the "The Chronicles of Narnia"!!
    What is so damn funny is that the Catholic League called for a boycott of the film, just because there are anti-religious themes in the book!!
    (League president William A. Donohue said he would not ordinarily object to the film, but that while the religious elements will be diluted from the source material, the film will encourage children to read the novels, which he says "denigrate Christianity" and promote "atheism for kids." He cited author Pullman as saying that he is "trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief." The League hopes that "the film [will fail] to meet box office expectations and that [Pullman's] books attract few buyers.")!
    I think they said the same thing about "Harry Potter"!?
    I like the fact that Pullman has since said that the books do not have a religious agenda, saying of Donohue's call for a boycott, "Why don't we trust readers? Why don't we trust filmgoers? Oh, it causes me to shake my head with sorrow that such nitwits could be loose in the world."!!
    I can't wait till opening weekend!! I will be the 1st in line!!

    7 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  4. The Kwisatz Haderach

    This movie looks interesting.

    7 years agoby @the-kwisatz-haderachFlag

  5. Love & Napalm

    It's looking pretty darn good!

    7 years agoby @zomb13Flag

  6. maurobindo

    Can&#180t wait for this!
    After reading the trilogy, I&#180m very excited to see this adaptation. So far, what I&#180ve seen looks extraordinary!

    7 years agoby @maurobindoFlag

  7. Mc'Murphy

    In Thailand This Movie coming soon in 5 December!

    7 years agoby @truthFlag