facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Movie downplays anti-religious themes

Dec. 8, 2004 at 1:09 PM   |   Comments

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The Hollywood adaptation of "His Dark Materials" will play down anti-religious themes to avoid angering the Christian right, the Times of London said.

Caradoc King, agent for the books' author, Philip Pullman, said Pullman supports a more generalized version of the trilogy's Authority, an evil but weak deity.

"You have to recognize that it is a challenge in the climate of Bush's America," Pullman told the Times.

Director Chris Weitz, in a recent interview on Pullman fan site BridgeToTheStars.net, said the Authority can be many things, giving him "a certain amount of leeway in navigating the very treacherous issues that beset adapting 'His Dark Materials' for the screen."

Weitz said some terms may be changed. "You will probably not hear of the church, but you will hear of the Magisterium. Those who will understand will understand," he said on the fan site.

© 2004 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Kelly Clarkson makes first post-baby appearance in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
2
'Today' correspondent Jenna Wolfe pregnant with second child
3
George Clooney to marry Amal Alamuddin next month in Italy
4
Nick Cannon confirms split from Mariah Carey
5
Kari Byron, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara depart 'MythBusters'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback