Tom Hooper, Oscar-winning director of The King's Speech, has just signed a deal to direct BBC's big-budget take on Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials fantasy series. It will star Dafne Keen, who played X-23 in Logan.
Philip Pullman is back with his first addition to the His Dark Materials saga in almost two decades. We now know what the first novel in The Book of Dust trilogy will be called and roughly, what it's about. There's even an excerpt out for fans eager to dive back into Lyra's world.
Philip Pullman's fantasy series, His Dark Materials, has long been a favourite of readers, but Hollywood's previous attempt to bring the first book, The Golden Compass, to the big screen was a disappointment. Now the team behind Doctor Who are revisiting the material for BBC One.