The Golden Compass (2007)
Production Company: New Line Cinema
Filming Locations: Bergen
, Sogn og fjordane
| Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Estimated Budget: NOK 1 100 000 000
New Line Cinema
The Golden Compass is a 2007 fantasy film based on Northern Lights (published as The Golden Compass in the U.S.), the first novel in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials, and was released on December 7, 2007 by New Line Cinema. Directed by Chris Weitz, it stars Daniel Craig, Nicole Kidman, Eva Green and Dakota Blue Richards.
The story concerns Lyra, an orphan living in a fantastical parallel universe in which a dogmatic theocracy called the Magisterium threatens to dominate the world. When Lyra's friend is kidnapped, she travels to the far North in an attempt to rescue him and rejoin her uncle.
The far North sequences were shot in Norway.
Film Crew Based in Western Norway