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Tom Hanks Returning For Third Instalment Of The Da Vinci Code Franchise

Actor Tom Hanks is set to reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in the third instalment of The Da Vinci Code franchise.The Captain Phillips star has signed on for Inferno, which will be...

Katzenberg's Tibet Film Won't Be Controversial, He Maintains

Mention Tibet and the image of the exiled Dalai Lama and the brutal suppression of Buddhist protesters comes to mind, but Jeffrey Katzenberg apparently believes he has found a way to skirt the controversy with...

Producer/studio Exec John Calley Dead At 81

John Calley, one of the most successful studio executives and producers in recent Hollywood history, has died at the age of 81. In its obituary today (Wednesday), the Wall Street Journal observed that at Warner...

Audrey Tautou Doesn't 'Want' Hollywood Success

Audrey Tautou is not "especially interested" in Hollywood success.The 34-year-old French actress shot to fame after appearing in 'Amelie' in 2002, but apart from appearing in 2006's 'The Da Vinci Code', she has done few...

Brown's Lost Symbol Is A Big Hit At Book Stores, Online

THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN has shattered first-day records for adult fiction after selling more than a million copies of his new mystery THE LOST SYMBOL.The e-book edition of his new novel also...

Angels & Demons Beats Star Trek

Just as moviegoers paid no attention to critics or conservative Catholics when The Da Vinci Code opened three years ago, they turned out mass-ively for Angels & Demons over the weekend, ignoring nearly universal condemnation...

Rita Wilson Pens Comedy

Actress RITA WILSON has sold a comedy script to Twentieth Century Fox. The SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE and RUNAWAY BRIDE star, who is married to Hollywood actor TOM HANKS, will also reportedly take a leading role...

By on 18 May 2009

Heavenly Us Box Office Debut For Angels And Demons

Angels and Demons has claimed the US box office number one spot after a $48 million (£31.6 million) opening weekend, it has been confirmed.While Ron Howard's adaptation of the Dan Brown novel was never close...

By on 18 May 2009

Movie Reviews Angels & Demons

Clearly there are far more demons than angels among the ranks of critics reviewing Ron Howard's Angels & Demons , the sequel to his The Da Vinci Code (which most of them also condemned). Claudia...

Movie Reviews Up

Film critics attending the Cannes Film Festival, who ordinarily hone their scathes on the opening-night film (in 2006 The Da Vinci Code , the last U.S. film to open the festival, was loudly booed at...

Angels And Demons Premieres Near Vatican

In what some saw as a direct challenge to the Vatican, Sony's Angels and Demons , the prequel to The Da Vinci code, had its world premiere Monday night in Rome in a theater located...

Vatican Hampered Angels & Demons Says Director

The Vatican interfered with the filming of Angels & Demons, according to director Ron Howard.Howard told a news conference the Vatican used its influence "through back channels" to hamper filming of the Da Vinci Code...

By on 04 May 2009

Third Da Vinci Code Movie Gets Go-ahead

Fans of DAN BROWN's THE DA VINCI CODE books will not have to wait long for another movie installment - the author's latest sequel has been green-lighted by film bosses before the novel even hits...

Da Vinci Code Follow-up To Boost Book Sales In September

A new thriller by Dan Brown, author of the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code, will be published on September 15th, it has been announced. The Lost Symbol, one of the most eagerly awaited titles...

By on 21 April 2009

Code Controversy "Much Ado About Nothing," Says Vatican Paper

The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano implied Tuesday that the Church had been maneuvered into contributing to a "gigantic marketing strategy" involving The Da Vinci Code intended to increase ticket sales. In the end, the newspaper...

Vatican Says No To Bond Scripts

A spokesman for the Vatican has acknowledged that it turned down a request to film parts of Angels and Demons , the prequel to The Da Vinci Code , at various locations within Vatican City...

Vatican Bars Use Of Churches For Filming

Vatican officials, who strongly protested against the film version of The Da Vinci Code two years ago, have launched a similar attack on its prequel, Angels & Demons, barring the producers from using two churches...

Vatican Bans Da Vinci Code Prequel From Filming

Producers of Angels and Demons, the prequel to The Da Vinci Code, have been banned from filming in churches in Rome, due to the content of the movie's source novel.The film has been prevented from...

By on 17 June 2008

Ewan Mcgregor To Take To The Skies In Amelia Biopic

Ewan McGregor has signed on to join the cast of upcoming aviation biopic Amelia.The Scottish actor is star as Gene Vidal, father of author Gore Vidal, in Mira Nair's film about Amelia Earhart, the pioneering...

By on 27 May 2008

Indiana Jones Faces Cannes Critics

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull comes under the beady eye of film critics at the Cannes festival today.Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas' creation would probably be more at home in a...

By on 18 May 2008

Mcgregor In Talks For Villainous Angels And Demons Role

Ewan McGregor is reportedly in discussions to take a testing role in Angels and Demons, the prequel to The Da Vinci Code.According to Variety, the Trainspotting star is in talks with Columbia studios to star...

By on 25 April 2008

Angels And Demons Female Lead Revealed

ANGELS AND DEMONS, the prequel to Dan Brown's THE DA VINCI CODE, has a female lead - AYELET ZURER.Entertainment Weekly reports that Zurer will play Vittoria Vetra, daughter of CERN physicist Leonardo Vetra, who teams...

By on 24 April 2008

Star Trek Movie Release Pushed Back To 2009 By Paramount

The release date of the 11th Star Trek movie has been pushed back to May 2009 by Paramount studios as part of a major reshuffle.The JJ Abrams film - set to detail the exploits of...

By on 14 February 2008

Props From Da Vinci Code Up For Auction

Props used in Hollywood film THE DA VINCI CODE are being auctioned to raise money for Lincoln Cathedral.The building was used to film the Westminster Abbey scenes in the 2005 TOM HANKS movie.Westminster Abbey controversially...

By on 30 January 2008

Catholic Bishops Give Thumbs Up To Compass

The U.S. Conference of [Catholic] Bishops has split with the Catholic League, the nation's largest Catholic lay group, over The Golden Compass. The League has called for a boycott of the movie, which opens Friday,...

Chinese Piracy Exaggerated, Says Study

The decision to halt production of The Da Vinci Code sequel, Angels & Demons, is likely to cost Pinewood Shepperton Studios, where the movie was to be shot more than $6 million, the company said...

Hollywood Writers' Strike Hits U.k.

LATEST: London's Pinewood Studios - home to JAMES BOND and THE DA VINCI CODE - has become the first U.K. casualty of the American screenwriters' strike. The imposed shutdown means filming on the Da Vinci...

Hollywood Strike Hits Pinewood

Pinewood Studios, one of the UK's major movie locations, seems to have become the latest victim of the Hollywood writers' strike.The studio's owner Pinewood Shepperton has seen its share price fall by ten per cent...

By on 22 November 2007

Watts To Star In Da Vinci Code Prequel

Actress NAOMI WATTS has been lined up to appear in THE DA VINCI CODE prequel alongside TOM HANKS. The King Kong star will play the female lead in the Ron Howard-directed Angels And Demons, reports...

Two More Movies Strike Out

Perplexing analysts who had predicted that the writers' strike would have little impact on movie making in its early stages and that TV alone would take the initial brunt, two more studios announced Monday that...

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