The Golden Compass
- of the His Dark Materials Movies -
Screenwriter: Tom Stoppard
Empire Online first reported that Tom Stoppard had been chosen to write the screeplay for the His Dark Materials movies in May 2002, and Stoppard later confirmed this in interviews. Stoppard is a celebrated playwright (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) and won an Oscar in 1998 for the screenplay of Shakespeare in Love.
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