I need to balance the expectations of the book’s fans with making a movie for people that have never read the book. I have responsibility to both and I don’t think it’s quite as hard as you might imagine. We simply don’t have time to include everything … which helps with your pace concerns. The bottom line is that the characters and storylines are so wonderful that it should amaze, surprise, and delight people that have never read the books.
I can hardly wait.