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Da Vinci sequel on its way?

Studio executives are keen to sign Tom Hanks and Ron Howard for the sequel.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 13:36 IST

Studio executives are so happy with the performance of The Da Vinci Code at the box office that they are keen to sign Tom Hanks and Ron Howard for the sequel.

According to contactmusic.com, author Dan Brown's first thriller Angels and Demons is now in the running to be made into a movie. The film's screenwriter Akiva Goldsmith has confirmed that he will adapt the book for the big screen.

The Da Vinci Code was Brown's second book featuring Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon.

The book Angels and Demons, published in 2000, introduces the character and has Langdon trying to solve a murder and uncover a plot by an ancient group called The Illuminati, who plans to blow up the Vatican during a papal conclave.