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"Dark Materials" Taking Shape in Oxford

September 15, 2006 (1:58 am) GMT
"His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass" has begun filming production and is being shot in Oxford this week.
"Dark Materials" Taking Shape in Oxford

Updating news on "" which has already begun filming, BBC has reported that film crew are landing their feet in Oxford this week to shoot at the university's Exeter College which will stand in for Jordan College in the picture.

The filming in the location will last until the end of the week or so with an expectation to shoot scenes involving later in the week. To satisfy moviegoers' curiosity, BBC has delightfully provided some online photos of the shooting locations and production equipment which can be accessed through http://news.bbc.co.uk.

An adaptation of the first part of "His Dark Materials" trilogy written by award-winning author Philip Pullman, "Golden Compass" is another directorial work of "About a Boy" helmer Chris Weitz who also adapts the screenplay for New Line Cinema. Besides Kidman, cast includes , , and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards as lead character Lyra Belacqua.

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