An interview with Chris Weitz, the director of the upcoming HDM films is on the site. Trying to imagine this amazing series on the screen is difficult but New Line supported the fine Lord of the Rings trilogy, a feat I thought I would never see. Weitz has great respect for Pullman and his work.
As well, I have a tremendous resource in Philip Pullman. Part of the reason that I am writing this now is that Philip saw my treatment for the film and liked it, and we’ve been in constant and very fruitful conversation, and I hope to continue that correspondence and collaboration. This is possible in large part because he is a very amiable and reasonable man. It takes a great deal of fortitude to watch someone adapt your work, but I believe he knows that I will do my very best to see his creation to the screen. He also knows that I am the first person to go to if there is any aspect of the film that violates his sense of the work's meaning.
In 2003 the National Theater in London presented a stage version of the His Dark Materials trilogy. They will presenting the play again in two parts from November 20, 2004 to April 2, 2005.