Mendes after "His Dark Materials"

Sam Mendes is interested in turning "His Dark Materials" into a film trilogy. Hey, hang on…last week it was Brett Ratner? Anyway, this latest rumour – which has surfaced over at Aint it Cool – suggests that it’s actually Mendes who’ll helm, not the entire three films, but maybe the first one or two. Never read the books myself so can’t comment on whether it’s worth the cinema transfer.