The Golden Compass trailer

The first trailer for The Golden Compass is out. It’s on YouTube, but I’d really recommend watching the high quality version here, as it’s full of detail. I think it looks promising: Daniel Craig as Lord Asriel = great, Nicole Kidman as Mrs Coulter = great, Eva Green as Serafina Pekkala may well induce thoughts entirely inappropriate for a kid’s film, and the actress chosen for Lyra seems to look the part.

The trailer is odd, though, and I think it’s because every shot of Lyra shows her alone. Where’s Pantalaimon? There’s one shot of him at the end, but I couldn’t spot him in the background beforehand. Maybe he’s CGI and simply hasn’t been completed yet? It’s strangely wrong that he’s missing, Lyra isn’t Lyra without him.