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American Pie director to tackle Pullman

One of the more literate children's series of our time, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy deals with questions of life, death, love, sacrifice and the existence of God. Who better to direct it, then, than a man still best known for orchestrating the violation of a baked fruit pastry? Chris Weitz negotiating with studio New Line to direct Pullman's trilogy. Along with his brother Paul, Weitz directed American Pie before moving on to slightly more adult fare in the Nick Hornby adaptation About A Boy. He is perhaps not the most obvious choice