If The Golden Compass' tarnished box office tanks plans for more films based on Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, "it wouldn't be a big loss," the official Vatican daily L'Osservatore Romano editorialized on Wednesday. The paper previously called the pic "devoid of any particular emotion apart from a great chill" and "the most anti-Christmas film possible." (Our Maitland says they must not have seen Sweeney Todd!).... Per Variety, Sam Raimi next will spin Drag Me to Hell, a thriller he wrote with his brother, Ivan.... Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah and Sophie Okonedo have signed on for The Secret Life of Bees ( buy the novel at Amazon), while Dakota Fanning is in talks to play the girl taken in by three sisters.... Dwight Little ( Anacondas) will direct Tekken, based on the video game.
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