While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.
In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive historical truth -- will be lost forever.
According to Variety, Columbia Pictures will be making The Lost Symbol. This is the third film in The Da Vinci Code franchise.
Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things) will be adapting Dan Brown's book.Read More
Despite some technical woes, Sony is having a very good year.
For the first time in its history, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) will exceed more than $3 billion in worldwide ticket sales tomorrow, December 8th. It was announced by Jeff Blake, chairman, worldwide marketing and distribution for the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group and vice chairman of SPE. This milestone achievement, reached with three weeks still to go in 2006, marks just the fourth time in motion picture history that any studio has reached the $3 billion mark in a single year.Read More
The Da Vinci Code showed it's power on DVD last week.
In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Ron Howard's The Da Vinci Code took the top position on Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert Sales Chart and Home Media Magazine's rental chart.Read More
Sony has officially made November 14 Da Vinci day! Well sort of...
It is going to be released in a single disc edition, a two disc edition and a UMD edition. One of the regular DVDs will be in a gift set pack. The film will eventual come out on Blu-ray disc as well.Read More
Home entertainment mavens gathered at a hotel in Tokyo, Japan to unveil new Blu-ray titles expected to also make a major impact in the US.
In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, the following Blu-ray DVDs will be part of Japan's launch of the next generation format: The Da Vinci Code, Chicken Little and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.Read More
Mission: Impossible III finished a distant third internationally in its fourth week with just over $12 million to push the worldwide total to $299 million.
Fox also made it a hit with Ice Age: The Meltdown which took in $3 million to push its foreign total to $434.7 million and worldwide up to $625 million.Read More
Sony has signed The Da Vinci Code screenwriter Akiva Goldsman to adapt author Dan Brown's first religious thriller, Angels & Demons, according to Variety. The Da Vinci Code has grossed $232 million worldwide in its first five days.
Though development of Angels & Demons is still in the early stages, the studio's also planning to reassemble The Da Vinci Code producing team of Brian Grazer and John Calley for the project.Read More
Despite boycott threats from religious groups and mediocre reviews from film critics, the movie version of Dan Brown's besetting novel The Da Vinci Code took in $30 million throughout the U.S. on Friday, it's first day of release.
Following its Cannes premiere on May 17, the movie opened in most world markets on Friday. According to Variety, the film took in an additional $43 million Friday in other parts of the world. Estimates would suggest that The Da Vinci Code could take in $80 million this weekend throughout the U.S. and $200 million globally. The film has reportedly been released on 20,000 prints worldwide.Read More