I warmly welcome Anand Tucker as director of the first His Dark Materials film,” says Pullman. “He respects the integrity of the narrative and will maintain that integrity in the film-making process. His ideas are exciting and well thought out, and I greatly look forward to seeing the project go forward in his hands."
The point movie makers need to understand in their search for the next LOTR franchise--Peter Jackson has LOVED The Lord of the Rings his whole life. His feelings and passion for the story were evident in EVERY frame and every shot.