We have to admit the whole Philip Pullman His Dark Materials thang passed us by – probably because we’re very old indeed.
Nevertheless, we have to admit the new Meet Your Daemon feature on The Golden Compass website is pretty rad.
It allows users to discover exactly what daemon (or ‘demon’ for non-poshos) best represents their personality, and then put their uniquely created avatar on their website or MySpace page, using it as their AIM logo, or downloading it as desktop wallpaper. You didn’t get any of that with the bloody Famous Five,
Apparently, in the world of The Golden Compass, a person’s soul lives on the outside of their body in the form a daemon, an animal spirit that accompanies them through life.
A kid’s daemon can change shape, assuming all the forms that a child’s potential inspires; but as a person ages, their daemon gradually settles into one form, according to their character and nature. It all seems so obvious.
The movie is released on December 7 and stars the likes of Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott and, ahem, Ian McShane. But we at D+CFilm are most excited about it been written and directed by Chris Weitz, of Antz and Chuck And Buck fame.
So, here’s a pretty rudimentary teaser trailer for The Golden Compass.
It doesn’t show you very much but there you go.
Posted by Thin White Duke
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