New Line Cinema has provided ComingSoon.net with a first look at the teaser poster for The Golden Compass, opening December 7, 2007. Written and directed by Chris Weitz, the adaptation of Philip Pullman’s bestselling and award-winning novel stars Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, Tom Courtenay, Ben Walker, Adam Godley, Simon McBurney, Nonso Anozie, Jim Carter, Clare Higgins, Jack Shepherd, Magda Szubanski, Ian McShane and Daniel Craig.
The film tells the first story in Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” trilogy. The Golden Compass is an exciting fantasy adventure, set in an alternative world where people’s souls manifest themselves as animals, talking bears fight wars, and Gyptians and witches co-exist. At the center of the story is Lyra (Richards), a 12-year-old girl who starts out trying to rescue a friend who’s been kidnapped by a mysterious organization known as the Gobblers – and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well.