The Subtle Knife
The Subtle Knife was a planned film adaptation of the book of the same name. The film was set to be released in 2010 or 2011 and was part of Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy.
A girl named Lyra meets with a 12-year-old boy named Will Parry, who is a bearer of a special object called the Subtle Knife which can create portals between two worlds.
Why It Was Cancelled
- While The Golden Compass was a box office hit, the film did not exceed expectations in domestic grosses in the United States and Canada.
- The film was permanently cancelled.
- HBO and BBC later rebooted the entire franchise alongside with New Line Cinema as a TV series His Dark Materials.
- Freddie Highmore (who voiced Pantalaimon) later moved on and since then he turned into a television actor in America starring in shows such as Bates Motel, The Good Doctor and Tour de Pharmacy.