1. Daniel Craig Attends 'The Golden Compass' Press Conference At Cannes

    By Devin Zydel on 2007-05-21

    Daniel Craig certainly knows how to keep busy during his break from James Bond. Attending the Cannes Film Festival today, appeared a press conference to discuss one of his upcoming films, The Golden Compass–reports WTOP News.

    Craig plays the role of Lord Asriel in the film, which also stars Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards and Casino Royale‘s Eva Green. Directed by Chris Weitz, the film is an adaptation of Philip Pullman’s novel, the first book in a trilogy called His Dark Materials.

    Speaking with the press, Craig, who is a fan of the series, said: ‘Like with (J.R.R.) Tolkien, there’s something about them that’s beyond the fantasy. It’s not just about witches and elves. It’s a story about true feelings.’

    Distributed by New Line Cinema, a 10 minute preview of the film (due for release on 7 December) was shown to reporters at the festival earlier today. The studio used the same sneak peak tactic when promoting the first Lord Of The Rings film, The Fellowship Of The Ring, back in 2001.

    Fans can check out the newly released trailer for The Golden Compass here at Yahoo Movies.

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