Richards Hears No Compass Sequel

Whilst the domestic failure of “The Golden Compass” seemed to rule out the sequel “The Subtle Knife” happening, the healthy international returns haven’t made that such a sure thing.

Now, actress Dakota Blue Richards has revealed that so far no-one has informed her of any plans to adapt the remaining two books in Philip Pullman’s trilogy.

The 13-year-old, who played the lead role of Lyra Belacqua, tells Teletext: “I think they are going to see how it does when it opens in Japan. It’s set in Oxford so it is going to be better received here.”

The film was slammed by the Catholic Church in the US for “promoting a cold and hopeless world without God”.