Green says that Eric Bana will play Lord Asriel and John Hurt will play Lee Scoresby.
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.