30 Movie Franchises That Started But Never Finished
The Golden Compass
The Golden Compass was supposed to be the first in a series of fantasy films based on the His Dark Materials series from Philip Pulman. The series is firmly anti-religion, and The Golden Compass managed to make just about everyone mad by watering down those themes so that fans were unhappy but keeping them to such an extent that religious groups weren’t happy either.
The film’s enormous budget wasn’t recouped at the box office, and plans for further sequels were put on hold indefinitely. If you’re a fan of the series looking for a sequel, don’t get your hopes up.