Producers of upcoming theatrical movie “Golden Compass” sue producers of DVD entitled “Beyond The Golden Compass” on copyright and trademark grounds. “Beyond the Golden Compass,” marketed as a tie-in, promises to:
Unlock the astonishing truths and hidden meanings inside the pages of Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass, the best-selling fantasy novel — and now major motion picture — that has captured the imagination of millions worldwide. This cutting edge film examines the secret codes and symbols of Lyra’s world — a parallel universe where each person is guided by their animal daemon and where dark, evil forces lurk behind facades of piousness and beauty. Utilizing the latest CG animation, stunning on-location re-enactments and rare archival footage, Beyond The Golden Compass: The Magic of Philip Pullman also includes revealing interviews with historians and experts as well as an exclusive talk with the author himself.
New Line Cinema v. Koch Entertainment, CV 07 4782 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 15, 2007).