Golden Compass' author Philip Pullman touts 'darker' prequel
It's been 17 years since Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy wrapped up, and a decade since "Compass" hit the big screen. The wait for a follow-up is over. Lyra Belacqua is finally back. And fans of "The Golden Compass," both the best-selling fantasy novel and the Oscar-winning film, are no doubt beside themselves.
Belacqua, heroine of author Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy, makes her reappearance nearly 20 years after "Materials" wrapped up publication, and almost a decade after "Compass," the first book in the series, graced movie screens.
24th October 2017