Eva Green says Church will grow angrier with films
Eva Green has been talking about The Golden Compass, and she never seems to be someone who holds back on what she says, so it's no surprise that her comments are warning of more trouble between the Church and the studio behind The Golden Compass.
She's said that there's no avoiding the religious tones of the novels, particularly by the third book, and the Church will not be happy.
Despite the fact that the Church are currently happy with the film, it's just the Catholic League of Extraordinary Gentlemen that want it banned and none of their members to see it, Eva Green seems certain that there's trouble ahead for the franchise.
She told the New York Post through WENN and Starpulse News Blog:
“The religion is quite diluted in the first one, but, as it goes on, I think they can't really avoid it because that's what it is - it's all about God. So, good luck to the studio with Book 3.”
So have they managed to keep religion out of it for now and it's going to creep into the rest of the series? I'm not so sure. I think they've gone to great lengths to ensure that they could do three films and keep religion right out of it.
The real problem will be the association with the book at that point, for it is the book that's the problem to these hierarchical business organisations called organised religion.