I'll Refrain From Mentioning LadyHawke As Well
Does anyone find it ironic that the visual effects supervisor of the upcoming His Dark Materials movie, Michael Fink, began his career creating the very first Coca-Cola polar bears in the early 90s? Honestly, did someone look at this film and say to themselves, "We need someone who can do big white bears. Who do we know with a big CGI white bear connection? I've got it! FINK!"? I mean, I'm a fan of irony but come on, people.
This and other delightful tidbits of info are available through an article in the Sydney Morning Herald. In it you may learn who Pullman ideally would have cast as Lord Asriel, and the reason why this is being called (by its producer, mind you) "the first full-scale fantasy film that has stars in it." We'll all just sit back and think long and hard about that one. Please oh please don't make me bring up Legend, oh producer lady. Please don't.
In any case, if you haven't been paying much attention to either the books or the movie process, this is a piece worth reading.
Thanks to Cinematical for the link.