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The Subtle Knife Movie
The Subtle Knife Movie - The Latest...
The Subtle Knife is the sequel to The Golden Compass and is the second part in His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman.
The Subtle Knife movie was pencilled in for release in late 2009, but has now been put on hold indefinitely due to low box office results in the US and the recession. Personally, I think this is disappointing as this is my favourite book in the trilogy. If you would like to lend your support to the release, please scroll down to find a link to an online petition.
I have developed this lens to highlight potential movements with the movie and to chart any developments with script and director. There may be periods when there is no feed at all due to lack of information. Please feel free to bookmark and check back at a later stage. I will post on here as soon as any news breaks.
What is The Subtle Knife about? - The story so far...
At the end of The Northern Lights, Lyra Silvertongue watched in fear and fascination as her father, Lord Asriel, created a bridge between worlds. Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, are now lost in an alternate universe where they meet Will Parry, a fugitive from a third universe. Will has found a small window between Cittagazze (a place where children roam unchecked but invisible Specters suck the spirit out of adults) and his Oxford, which, with its Burger Kings and cars, is frighteningly different from the Oxford Lyra knows.
Will's father, an explorer, disappeared years ago, but recently some odd characters have started asking questions about him, and now, having accidentally killed one of them, Will is wanted by the police. Armed with the Subtle Knife, a tool that cuts any material (including that which separates universes) and Lyra's alethiometer, the children set out to find John Parry, with adults in desperate pursuit.
Lyra's finest qualities, her courage and quick mind, are stretched to the limit as she has to lie, cheat and steal to keep herself and Will out of danger. However, she must also learn when to tell the truth and when to trust, for, though she does not yet know it, she has a huge part to play in the upcoming battle between Good and Evil.
Why I Love The Subtle Knife
The Subtle Knife is my favourite book in the Dark Materials trilogy. I particularly like the way that it combines 'reality' with fantasy, bringing the main characters of Will and Lyra together via a window that exists between different worlds. There's plenty of action, especially in the nail-biting opening, but Pullman also expands upon the idea of parallel universes - cramming teasers and links into the novel.
The Subtle Knife Poll
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His Dark Materials Movie Petition
If you would like The Subtle Knife to be made into a movie, then you may be interested in signing the online petition at the link below. Lend your support!
- The Subtle Knife Petition
Please sign the petition to show your support.
His Dark Materials - The Book
If you're a fan of The Golden Compass, you may have already read the books, but here is a link to the trilogy if you haven't got around to it yet. It really is a fantastic read.
The Subtle Knife Movie and Beyond - Interesting Links
- Bridge to the Stars
His Dark Materials resource with the latest news and information on the books, Philip Pullman, and the upcoming movies, along with discussion forum and weekly chats.
- HisDarkMaterials.org - The Leading His Dark Materials Resource - The Golden Compass: In Theatres Wor
The His Dark Materials Website. Latest news, insights and an active community.
- Philip Pullman
The official website of Philip Pullman, the author of His Dark Materials trilogy.
The Subtle Knife Fan Trailer
This is a really great mock-trailer made by a fan. It gives a sense of what could follow.