Originally Posted by IAM4UK
The point is that movies based on "His Dark Materials" books are going to be a tough sell. If they remained faithful to the books (enjoy the pun if you like), then they alienate many whom the author specifically "targeted" for such alienation. If they water-down the movies, they alienate fans of the books. It's a tough sell, almost by definition.
Considering all the bluster from people of a particular religious view, I have to agree with you that this movie will be a "tough sell" to those folks.
Little doubt there IMO.
However, movies based upon (or inspired by) well-known books are aimed primarily at fans
of those books.
If people that have not read the book are intrigued enough to buy a ticket, then all the better (as far as the filmmaker/studio is concerned).
After to all, it is a business.
Filmmakers are not forced, nor should they be, to oblige the desires of every potential
viewer on the planet.
That is lunacy.
I find much of network TV to be more objectable than anything the main-stream Hollywood film industry doles out.
But I don't stand on a soapbox and howl like a banshee either; I change the channel.