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New Line finally finds North on THE GOLDEN COMPASS, landing a lead and a greenlight!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with news for you fans of HIS DARK MATERIALS. I still haven't read these yet, but they're in the queue. Looks like New Line finally got the first adaptation of the trilogy the greenlight with Chris Weitz helming. The flick will cost $150 mil and starts shooting in September.

They also cast an unknown girl in the lead role of Lyra, a girl by the name of Dakota Blue Richards, a casting decision even original author Philip Pullman is excited about. He's gone on record saying the second he saw her audition tape he knew the search for Lyra was over.

So, I have no feelings one way or the other on the property since I have yet to read one page of this series. What do you fans think? Good news? Budget too big? Too small? I'll get off my ass, finish up I AM LEGEND and dig into this series... at my current rate I probably would finish the books about the time the 3rd film is arriving on holographic DVD...

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