'Golden Compass' One-Sheet Released

With its eye already on the prize for the lucrative holiday season box office, New Line has released the first theatrical poster for "The Golden Compass" -- the kick-off film in its potential new franchise, "His Dark Materials" -- and jeez, it looks fantastic. Featuring its lead character Lyra (played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards) alongside the king of the armored bears, this adaptation of the popular Philip Pullman fantasy novel gets a boost of deserved enthusiasm. "The Golden Compass," co-starring Nicole Kidman, Sam Elliott, Daniel Craig and a billion others, opens December 7, 2007.

See the full poster after the jump.

Golden Compass Poster