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Saturday, June 7, 2008

First Look: Tom Hanks in Angels & Demons

The big screen adaptation of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code prequel, Angels & Demons is not filming in Rome and was there to catch Tom Hanks in action as Robert Langdon, and Ron Howard directing the cast and crew.

The Da Vinci Code made over $750 million worldwide, despite largely negative reviews (25% on Rotten Tomatoes). It should be noted that the general public and particularly fans of the book seemed to enjoy it more (6.4 rating on imdb). I’ve always found The Da Vinci Code to be overrated. BUT, Angels & Demons is a far better and more interesting read. It’s a classic race against time to find a hidden bomb in the Vatican and hunt down a serial killer in Rome. The reason why this story is more interesting to me is the multi-layered debate about which is to be trusted - science or religion. But like The Da Vinci Code, I’m not sure if the action in the story will translate well to the big screen.

Angels & Demons is scheduled to hit theaters on May 15th 2009.

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