USA Today have published some brand new photos and an interview with producer Brian Grazer of the highly anticipated Da Vinci Code follow-up, Angels and Demons.

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The Columbia Pictures film stars Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, and Ewan McGregor.

The adaptation of Dan Brown's novel continues the sleuthing adventures of Robert Langdon (Hanks), a Harvard expert in religious symbols who discovers a conspiracy to destroy the Vatican.

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."

"Weirdly, even though there was so much controversy on The Da Vinci Code, we were able to shoot everywhere," Grazer says. "We were in London, France, so it was harder to catch us."

Because Angels is largely set at the Vatican, "we were pretty much in exile from the religious epicenter of the world," he says.

Despite the contemporary topics, Grazer says the movie has no political undertones. "Both parties, through different means, don't want terrorism to exist in the world," he says.

Angels and Demons opens in theaters May 15th, 2009.