"The Da Vinci Code - Sakrileg" (2006) ist die Verfilmung des Romans "Sakrileg" von Dan Brown unter der Regie von Ron Howard (u.a. "Grinch", "Willow")...
Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks, u.a. "Forrest Gump"), Symbolologe aus Harvard, befindet sich aus beruflichen Gründen in Paris, als er einen merkwürdigen Anruf erhält: Der Chefkurator des Louvre wurde mitten in der Nacht vor dem Gemälde der Mona Lisa ermordet aufgefunden. Langdon begibt sich zum Tatort und erkennt schon bald, dass der Tote durch eine Reihe von versteckten Hinweisen auf die Werke Leonardo da Vincis aufmerksam machen wollte - Hinweise, die seinen gewaltsamen Tod erklären und auf eine finstere Verschwörung deuten...
Bei seiner Suche nach den Hintergründen der Tat wird Robert Langdon von Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou, u.a. "Amélie") unterstützt, einer Kryptologin der Pariser Polizei und Tochter des ermordeten Kurators. Von ihr erfährt er auch, dass der Kurator der geheimnisumwitterten Sions-Bruderschaft angehörte - ebenso wie Leonardo da Vinci, Victor Hugo und Isaac Newton. Bei ihren Recherchen stossen Robert und Sophie immer wieder auf verborgene Zeichen und Symbole in den Werken Leonardo da Vincis...
Weiterhin wirken mit:
Jean Reno (u.a. "Léon - Der Profi") als Bezu Fache,
Ian McKellen (u.a. "Der Herr der Ringe") als Sir Leigh Teabing und Alfred Molina (u.a. "Spider-Man 2") als Bischof Aringarosa...
"The Da Vinci Code - Sakrileg" startete am 18. Mai 2006 in den deutschen Kinos...
Die Verfilmung der Vorgeschichte "Illuminati" (Originaltitel: "Angels & Demons") von Dan Brown kam - allerdings in Form eines Sequels (!!!) - am 13. Mai 2009 "Angels & Demons - Illuminati" in die deutschen Kinos... Und der 3. Robert Langdon Band mit dem Titel "The Lost Symbol" wird ebenfalls verfilmt...
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Danny Strong, who wrote the Jay Roach-directed HBO films Recount and the upcoming Sarah Palin pic Game Change, is stepping up to features. Sony Pictures has set him to write The Lost Symbol, Sony’s third installment of the Dan Brown-penned thrillers focusing on symbologist Robert Langdon. The expectation is that the film will be directed by Mark Romanek after Ron Howard opted out of directing the third film, with Howard producing with Imagine partner Brian Grazer after he helmed the blockbusters The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Grazer produced the first two films in the series with the late John Calley.
Strong comes in after Brown had a hand in writing a script as did Steven Knight. The project is a priority for the studio. The Da Vinci Code grossed $758 million worldwide in 2006, and while Angels & Demons dropped off to a $486 million worldwide gross in 2009, that is still a big box office haul. Tom Hanks, who played Langdon in the first two thrillers, is expected to reprise, but no commitment has been made at this point. [...]
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Mega-selling mystery author Dan Brown has taken over writing duties on the film adaptation of The Lost Symbol.
Columbia Pictures is developing the film version of Brown's most recent novel, which was published in 2009 and sold more than a million copies in its first day on shelves. In it, Brown's regular protagonist, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, gets mixed up with the Freemasons in Washington, D.C.
The 2006 adaptation of The Da Vinci Code and the 2009 version of Angels & Demons grossed $1.24 billion at the worldwide box office for Sony. But this is the first time Brown has taken on screenwriting duties. Akiva Goldsman penned Da Vinci and co-wrote Demons with David Koepp.
Oscar-nominated Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight first took a run at the Symbol screenplay. Although Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment is once again producing, Howard, who directed the first two Brown adaptations, has not committed to directing Symbol. Nor has star Tom Hanks officially come on board to reprise Langdon.
Regardless, given the sure-thing built-in audience, Sony is sure to have Symbol in theaters sooner rather than later. With Men in Black III and the Spider-Man reboot already set for summer 2012, here's betting that Brown's latest is on screens the following summer.
Columbia Pictures is moving forward with "The Lost Symbol" -- the third pic in the "Da Vinci Code" franchise -- and has tapped British scribe Steven Knight to adapt.
Based on the Dan Brown thriller of the same name, "Lost Symbol" finds protag Robert Langdon summoned to Washington, D.C., where he begins decoding the symbols of the Freemasons.
Tom Hanks, who played Langdon in "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons," has not yet committed to reprise the role, though he is expected to. Imagine topper Brian Grazer and John Calley have signed on to produce the latest installment.
Though "The Da Vinci Code" grossed $758 million worldwide in 2006, "Angels and Demons" fell short of that mark last year with a $486 million worldwide haul.
Still, the studio has high hopes for "Lost Symbol," which was a mammoth bestseller last year. The Doubleday book sold more than 1 million copies its first day in print in September. [...]
Knight, whose credits include "Dirty Pretty Things," also penned drafts of two upcoming pics: Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" and "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader." He is repped by CAA.
Heute erscheint "Illuminati" auf DVD & Blu-ray Disc...
CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
[...] Angels & Demons (Sony), Ron Howard and Tom Hanks' adaptation of Dan Brown's novel that acts as a sequel to their 2006 hit The Da Vinci Code, opened with an estimated $48 million in roughly 3,500 theatres, averaging $13.6 million per site. That opening was 38% softer than Da Vinci opened on the same weekend three years ago, which could be due to the fact that Dan Brown's original novel sold only half as many copies as its bestselling follow-up, while also lacking the controversy swirling around it. Even so, $48 million is nothing to be scoffed at, especially when you consider that it grossed more than twice that amount internationally, taking in $104 million from 96 other countries. Word-of-mouth has generally been better due to the sequel's action-driven plot, which could help Angels get to $150 million domestically. Considering that The Da Vinci Code grossed $540 million internationally compared to the $217 million made in domestic grosses, so it's still very likely that Angels & Demons will be a profitable summer hit for Sony. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es Harry Knowle's Kritik zu "Angels & Demons"...
Heute startet "Illuminati" in den deutschen Kinos...
Auf DanBrown.com gibt es die offizielle Ankündigung des 3. Robert Langdon Bands mit dem Titel "The Lost Symbol", der laut Variety.com ebenfalls verfilmt wird......
While Columbia Pictures is prepping for the May 15 release of Ron Howard’s Tom Hanks starrer "Angels and Demons," the studio will move quickly on the third pic in the franchise.
Author Dan Brown has announced that his next installment in the "Da Vinci Code" series will be "The Lost Symbol," which Doubleday will publish in the U.S. and Canada on Sept. 15. The first print run will be a whopping 5 million copies. Much more than that will be needed if the sales of "Angels and Demons" and "Da Vinci Code" are anything to go by.
"Angels and Demons" has sold 39 million copies to date, and that number is certain to go up following the book’s recent reemergence on the New York Times bestseller list in anticipation of the film’s release. Those sales lag behind "The Da Vinci Code," whose 81 million copies sold puts it behind the Bible but not much else.
Sources said Brown has completed his manuscript. Sony has the rights to the Robert Langdon character, which gives the studio the right to negotiate a deal for the new title. The studio will be bullish. "The Da Vinci Code" grossed $758 million worldwide in 2006, and Columbia has high hopes for the sequel produced by Imagine topper Brian Grazer and John Calley. Brown is exec producer.
The announcement was made by Sonny Mehta, chairman and editor-in-chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
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Der neue "Angels & Demons" Trailer ist online !!!
Der "Angels & Demons" Super Bowl Spot ist online !!!
Unter AngelsAndDemons.msn.com gibt es einen Wettbewerb...
Bei EW.com gibt es Szenenbilder aus "Angels & Demons"...
CS! sprach mit Ron Howard, u.a. über "Angels & Demons"...
[...] Even though Dan Brown‘s novel "Angels & Demons" came out before his best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code" and was always considered to be its precursor, Howard confirmed that his movie based on Angels & Demons, which just finished shooting, would instead be treated like a sequel to 2006's The Da Vinci Code. Even though that movie grossed $750 million worldwide, which is nothing to scoff at, it was much maligned, almost reviled, by some critics, especially at its Cannes Film Festival premiere, so we wondered if Howard would be approaching this sequel differently.
"It is going to be different, but it has everything to do with the story," he told us. "This literally is a ticking bomb story, and it's very much about modernity clashing with antiquity and technology vs. faith, so these themes, these ideas are much more active whereas the other one lived so much in the past. The tones are just innately so different between the two stories. We also felt a lot more license to take liberties with this plot then we probably did, because this is a great movie story but it doesn't carry with it the weight the 'Da Vinci Code' did for its readers. I'm hoping this is a really great entertainment."
"We weren't allowed to shoot anything there," he said when asked about shooting at the Vatican where the story takes place, but he slyly confessed that it didn't necessarily stop them. "Cameras are getting kind of small, but nothing sanctioned."
As far as Tom Hanks' much-mocked longer hair: "I think you can always see that Langdon got a little trim." [...]
Der erste "Angels & Demons" Teaser-Trailer ist online und bietet einen versteckten Hinweis auf AltarsOfScience.com !!!
Bei USA Today gibt es erste Szenenbilder aus "Angels and Demons"...
[...] Da Vinci collected $758 million worldwide, but even Grazer says the movie moved a little slowly. Angels, by contrast, sprints from crypts, catacombs and cathedrals.
In adapting the hugely successful Da Vinci novel, "I think we may have been too reverential toward it," Grazer says. "We got all the facts of the book right, but the movie was a little long and stagey."
In Angels, "Langdon doesn't stop and give a speech," Grazer says. "When he speaks, he's in motion." [...]
Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "The Da Vinci Code - Sakrileg" als deutsche Free-TV-Premiere...
Bei BadTaste.it gibt es weitere Bilder vom "Angels and Demons"-Set... Und via CS! kommt der entsprechende Bericht über die Dreharbeiten in Rom...
THR.com berichtet über die Ablehnung der Drehgenehmigung im Vatikan...
The Vatican on Monday officially denied Sony's "Angels & Demons" the right to shoot inside any of Rome's churches or from entering the Holy See, the tiny city-state that includes St. Peter's Basilica.
The Vatican earlier denied director Ron Howard access to St. Peter's, where much of the story from Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" follow-up is set. But Sony officially requested permission to film in two other churches: Santa Maria del Popolo and Santa Maria della Vittoria. [...]
Bei BadTaste.it gibt es neue Bilder vom "Angels and Demons"-Set...
Bei Trovacinema und TheBadandUgly.com gibt es Bilder vom "Angels and Demons"-Set...
Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer has nabbed the female lead opposite Tom Hanks in Columbia Pictures' "Da Vinci Code" prequel "Angels & Demons."
Ewan McGregor is in talks to join the thriller, which is based on the Dan Brown best-seller.
McGregor is set to take on the role of a powerful Vatican insider who assists Langdon.
Story centers on religious art scholar Robert Langdon (Hanks), who once again finds himself entangled with powerful forces with ancient roots: the Illuminati -- the most powerful underground organization in history -- and the Catholic Church. Zurer will play Vittoria Vetra, an Italian scientist who joins forces with Langdon.
Ron Howard is directing from an Akiva Goldsman script.
Zurer is best known in her native Israel, where she has starred in "Nina's Tragedies" and the TV series "In Treatment," which was recently adapted in the U.S. by HBO. Her U.S. film credits include "Munich" and Columbia's "Vantage Point." She will next be seen in the Samuel Goldwyn release "Fugitive Pieces."
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