7:30pm Saturday, June 16 on TV2
Nicole Kidman (Cold Mountain) and Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace) star in the magical Saturday Family Movie: The Golden Compass.
A great war is coming – one that threatens not only our world but all the parallel worlds waiting just beyond the northern lights – and 12-year-old Lyra (Dakota Blue Richards) will need all her skill, all her courage, to stop it.
Desperate to accompany her uncle (Craig) to the far North, but denied, Lyra is given a second chance when her school is visited by a beguiling scientist and world traveller – Mrs Coulter (Kidman). When Mrs Coulter gives Lyra an ancient device called the alethiometer, one that is said to tell the bearer the truth, Lyra finds herself with a new tool to help save her best-friend Roger (Ben Walker), and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organisation.
In Lyra’s world, there is a myth of a child whose fate is to end fate – a child who can write her own tale – and who will play a crucial part in the coming war. In her quest, could Lyra be that child?