Ron Howard won't be returning as director for Sony Pictures' third installment in the The Da Vinci Code franchise, according to Deadline.
Based on Dan Brown's bestselling novels, the third installment will be The Lost Symbol, which follows 2006's The Da Vinci Code and 2009's Angels & Demons. Ron Howard directed the first two.
Sony Pictures is looking for a new director. Tom Hanks will return as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon.