Did you ever love a book so much that when you heard that they were making a movie about it, you were simultaneously excited beyond belief and scared that they'd get everything wrong? Scared that the characters would look wrong, or that good parts of the story would be left out? I know friends who worried in this way about the Harry Potter series, or the Lord of the Rings. For me, that book (and its new movie) is The Golden Compass.
The movie website is slick and from what I see, I think I'm going to like the movie. And they have a little quiz to take in order to find out what your daemon (the external manifestation of your soul) would be. I was all over that. I found this at Postcards from the Mothership, and Danigirl has her daemon set to change forms based on feedback from her friends. I think that I know me best, so mine is staying put: Adan the jackal.