‘His Dark Materials’ Trailer Reveals James McAvoy and Ruth Wilson in BBC’s Epic Fantasy Adaptation

Collider | 2/24/2019 | Vinnie Mancuso
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BBC has released a brief trailer for His Dark Materials, an adaptation of Sir Philip Pullman’s epic trilogy of fantasy novels. The teaser is, admittedly, pretty light on actual plot. Lin-Manuel Miranda is certainly ticked off about something. Ruth Wilson is subtly glancing all over the place. James McAvoy is there. But the footage does establish a tone—whimsically moody with charismatic glares aplenty—with all the more fantastical elements dreamed up by Pullman presumably coming down the road when the network locks down a premiere date. HBO will be handling Dark Materials duty on this side of the pond.

His Dark Materials takes place in a Victorian-inspired alternate reality in which humans live side by side with the living embodiments of their souls, known as daemons. The story follows a young woman named Lyra Belacqua (played here by Logan breakout Dafne Keen) who traverses several multiverses with her daemon, Pantalaimon. You might recognize the name of the first novel, The Golden Compass, as the title of the 2007 film adaptation from director Chris Weitz that miraculously managed...
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