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Da Vinci Code Sequel Set In Motion

23rd May 2006

Studio executives are so thrilled by the box office performance of THE DA VINCI CODE, they are desperate to convince star TOM HANKS and director RON HOWARD to sign on for the next installment. Author...

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The Da Vinci Code Dropped In Minsk

23rd May 2006

THE DA VINCI CODE is no longer being shown in the Belarussian capital Minsk after Christian groups complained the controversial movie is offensive. RON HOWARD's adaptation of DAN BROWN's bestselling novel was only in cinemas...

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Da Vinci Code Prequel Set For Big Screen

22nd May 2006

Sony Pictures is planning to make a prequel to THE DA VINCI CODE, based on the film's strong box office performance over the weekend (ends21MAY06). Author DAN BROWN's book ANGELS AND DEMONS is set before...

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Sony Line Up Da Vinci 'Prequel'

22nd May 2006

Hollywood bosses are so thrilled with THE DA VINCI CODE's performance at the box office during its opening weekend, they are already planning to turn another DAN BROWN thriller into a movie. Despite controversy and...

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Da Vinci Code Scores Big At Box Office

21st May 2006

Movie blockbuster THE DA VINCI CODE took a staggering $224 million (GBP119 million) at the box office worldwide during its opening weekend. Despite poor reviews and a storm of controversy the film, based on DAN...

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Opus Dei Leader 'Praying' For Da Vinci Code Stars

19th May 2006

The head of Catholic group Opus Dei prays for THE DA VINCI CODE stars TOM HANKS, SIR IAN MCKELLEN and author DAN BROWN, who he calls "blasphemers", even though he has never seen the film...

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Universal And Sony Da Vinci Legal Row Settled

19th May 2006

The legal spat between Universal Music Group and Sony BMG over an album which allegedly cashes in on THE DA VINCI CODE has been settled out of court today (19MAY06). Universal, which owns the rights...

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Tautou Stunned By Us Working Hours

18th May 2006

AUDREY TAUTOU was stunned by her long working hours during the making of THE DA VINCI CODE, because she is used to filming more relaxed days on French movies. Tautou plays cryptologist SOPHIE NEVEU opposite...

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Bettany Lied To Howard

18th May 2006

English actor PAUL BETTANY lied to RON HOWARD when he was offered the role of albino monk SILAS in THE DA VINCI CODE, after telling the director he had already read the DAN BROWN novel....

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Mckellen Courts Controversy At Cannes

18th May 2006

English actor IAN MCKELLEN is bemused by the controversy over THE DA VINCI CODE novel and movie, insisting Christians should be happy with the theory that JESUS CHRIST married and produced a bloodline. The gay...

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Da Vinci Code Inspiration Wanted Gibson

18th May 2006

The intellectual who inspired the ROBERT LANGDON character in THE DA VINCI CODE would have picked Australian actor MEL GIBSON to play him - not TOM HANKS. Welsh physicist DR ROBERT LOMAS, who has been...

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The Da Vinci Code Savaged By Critics

17th May 2006

Film critics have savaged controversial movie THE DA VINCI CODE ahead of its world premiere on the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival. Director RON HOWARD's adaptation of DAN BROWN's bestselling novel - which...

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Nun Follows Da Vinci Protest To Cannes

17th May 2006

A nun who protested during the filming of THE DA VINCI CODE is continuing her vigil at the Cannes Film Festival, where the film premieres today (19MAY06). SISTER MARY MICHAEL lead a 12-hour vigil outside...

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Da Vinci Code Censored In Thailand

16th May 2006

Controversial movie THE DA VINCI CODE will be censored in Thailand after the country's Police Registration Division succumbed to pressure from local Christians. After Thai film censors and the Evangelical Fellowship of Thailand watched the...

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Muslims Support Da Vinci Protests

16th May 2006

LATEST: Muslims in India have pledged their support to the recent protests by Roman Catholics over the release of THE DA VINCI CODE movie. Hundreds of Catholics gathered in Mumbai (Bombay) last week (11MAY06) ahead...

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Molina Bemused By Da Vinci Code Uproar

15th May 2006

THE DA VINCI CODE star ALFRED MOLINA is baffled by the Catholic Church's continued protests against the movie, insisting their actions are simply publicising the controversial adaptation. The movie, which is based on DAN BROWN's...

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Reno Thrilled He Was Always Da Vinci Code's Cop

12th May 2006

Making THE DA VINCI CODE was extra special for actor JEAN RENO after he learned author DAN BROWN had written French cop character BEZU FACHE with him in mind. The GODZILLA star was given the...

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Brown's Pop Dreams Dashed

12th May 2006

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN was desperate for pop stardom before he became a writer, but couldn't capture the right look. The 41-year-old writer moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s, hoping...

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Brown: 'Fame Is Hard To Handle'

11th May 2006

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN is terrified of the media circus stirred up by his controversial book - insisting he is amazed how "real celebrities" cope with the attention. Brown, 41, admits he...

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Da Vinci Code Sparks Indian Riots

11th May 2006

Controversial new movie adaptation THE DA VINCI CODE has prompted religious protests in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay). Hundreds of Catholic stalwarts have today (11MAY06) gathered outside a convent school in the city in...

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Da Vinci Bettany Intimidated By Fans

10th May 2006

British actor PAUL BETTANY fears his portrayal of murderous monk SILAS in new film THE DA VINCI CODE will disappoint fans of the book. The A KNIGHTS TALE star worries he can't possibly please all...

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Cannes Festival Police On Strike

10th May 2006

Police in Cannes will stage a two-hour strike on 19 May (06) in a bid to disrupt the French towns famous film festival's opening screening of THE DA VINCI CODE. Hundreds of police officers in...

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Da Vinci Code To Be Banned In The Philippines?

10th May 2006

A senior official in The Philippines is calling for a complete ban on 'blasphemous' film THE DA VINCI CODE before it opens in the capital Manila next week (19MAY06). The upcoming thriller, based on the...

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Cardinal Slams Da Vinci 'Disrespect'

9th May 2006

THE DA VINCI CODE has come under another barrage of criticism after one of the favourites in last year's (05) bid to become Pope, CARDINAL FRANCIS ARINZE, slammed the book and film adaptation in a...

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Hanks Pokes Fun At Da Vinci Code Controversy

8th May 2006

TOM HANKS poked fun at the religious controversy surrounding his new film THE DA VINCI CODE by facing criticism from mock priests, cardinals, nuns, Popes and even JESUS CHRIST as he guest hosted US comedy...

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Mckellen: 'Tolkien Runs Rings Around Da Vinci Code'

5th May 2006

SIR IAN MCKELLEN insists JRR TOLKIEN's THE LORD OF THE RINGS still leaves THE DA VINCI CODE in the shade - despite the furore over DAN BROWN's bestseller. MCKellen stars in the movie adaptations of...

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The Things They Say 1959

4th May 2006

"We corrected a little error that DAN BROWN had made - that we don't have identity cards in the UK and if we did, I wouldn't use the title on mine." SIR IAN MCKELLEN on...

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Anglican Church Challenges Da Vinci Code

3rd May 2006

Anglican Church leaders in Sydney, Australia, are attempting to educate cinemagoers when THE DA VINCI CODE is released later this month (MAY06), by screening their own mini-movie in cinemas. The 20-second clip will tell "the...

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Da Vinci Bosses Veto Opus Dei Viewing

30th April 2006

LATEST: The movie adaptation of THE DA VINCI CODE has sparked further uproar after Sony Pictures denied Catholic group Opus Dei, who are depicted in the film, an advance viewing. Opus Dei, who are portrayed...

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Da Vinci Ad Sparks Controversy

26th April 2006

Controversial movie THE DA VINCI CODE has sparked further uproar among Vatican officials, after a giant advertisement for the film appeared on the facade of the ancient church of San Pantaleo in Rome, Italy. The...

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