The school differs from its previous incarnations in a number of ways. "There is alcohol and references to smoking pot - we even spoke about having a baby in one of the dorms," says Karan. "Although there's no swearing, because in spite of what I've just said, this will remain a family film."
A family film?!?! Suddenly The Golden Compass ranks up there with Its A Wonderful Life in family values. As I said I am gobsmacked.