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.
No deals are set yet for director Ron Howard or star Tom Hanks to return, but both would have a first look at the project.
The Da Vinci Code was Brown's second novel centering on Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks character), a Harvard professor who's an expert in religious symbols. Angels & Demons, published in 2000, introduced the Langdon character.
In Angels & Demons, Langdon's character tries to solve a murder and unravel a plot by an ancient group, the Illuminati, to blow up the Vatican during a papal conclave.