Columbia Pictures is Searching for THE LOST SYMBOL; Hires Steven Knight to Write the Third DA VINCI CODE Movie

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In a surprise to no one, Columbia Pictures has announced they’re moving forward on a film adaptation of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol and Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Shutter Island, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) will write the script.  The third book in the Da Vinci Code franchise was released last September and sold more than a million copies on its first day of release.  Like the previous two books in the franchise, The Lost Symbol finds Robert Langdon having to solve a problem in very little time. This time it’s in Washington, D.C. and it involves the Freemasons.

While reviews have not been kind on either The Da Vinci Code or Angels and Demons, the two films have grossed over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office (Da Vinci Code $758 million, Angels and Demons $486 million), so it makes a lot of business sense to make the movie.  According to Variety, Tom Hanks has not yet signed on to reprise the role, but I’d imagine if the script is good and the paycheck is large, we’ll see him as Robert Langdon next year.  Also, no word if Ron Howard will direct again.

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  • mickNstuff

    seriously the first to absolutely butchered anything and everything dan brown wonderfully created in these two epic novels… please hollywood save us the pain

  • Paul

    Some of the worst books ever written. I hope Hanks avoids another Langdon movie like the plague, they are the worst thing to ever happen to his career.

  • April Gavone

    Ron Howard is so hit or miss and with Brown's books he is just a complete zero…although I don't think much of Brown either. Howard's now has the rights to Colussus:The Forbin Project remake….I sure do hope he doesn't screw up that wonderful series of books. The Forbin Project, made in the 70's is a top sci fi film for its time. Please don't screw it up Ronnie….you too Glazer.

  • http://couchpotatopeople.wordpress.com/ Skellington

    Actually, I liked both Ron Howard movies. I didn't make a big deal out of either books, they're just regular adventure/conspiracy novels, so it makes sense that the movies are just that. In fact, I think Angels & Demons (the movie) was more than decent for my money's worth. I hope Ron Howard and Tom Hanks return, and the writer seems to have a decent resume.

  • Bryn Mercado

    books are always better than the movies as usual, and its hard to capture the genius of Dan Brown in a film. yet Ron Howard and Tom Hanks have done a decent job. I like them both and would definitely enjoy another adaptation of a Robert Langdon adventure!

  • http://couchpotatopeople.wordpress.com/ Skellington

    Actually, I liked both Ron Howard movies. I didn't make a big deal out of either books, they're just regular adventure/conspiracy novels, so it makes sense that the movies are just that. In fact, I think Angels & Demons (the movie) was more than decent for my money's worth. I hope Ron Howard and Tom Hanks return, and the writer seems to have a decent resume.

  • Bryn Mercado

    books are always better than the movies as usual, and its hard to capture the genius of Dan Brown in a film. yet Ron Howard and Tom Hanks have done a decent job. I like them both and would definitely enjoy another adaptation of a Robert Langdon adventure!

  • Axelia

    I get goosebumps in the end of the da Vinci Code, every single time.

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