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After Da Vinci it's Angel & Demons

Success of the film The Da Vinci Code has prompted Sony to plan a film on Dan Brown's Angels & Demons.

india Updated: May 31, 2006 19:02 IST

Sony, hoping to capitalize on the worldwide success of the film

The Da Vinci Code

, plans to adapt another novel by author Dan Brown to the big screen, industry newspaper Variety reported on Tuesday.

The studio has signed Akiva Goldsman, screenwriter for The Da Vince Code, to draft a script based on Brown's novel "Angels and Demons," which was published in 2000 and first introduced the character of Robert Langdon, Harvard professor and symbols expert.

Angels and Demons, the second novel by Brown after Digital Fortress, became a bestseller after the book The Da Vinci Code met with extraordinary commercial success.

The novel tells the story of Langdon trying to get to the bottom of a plot by an ancient group, the "Illuminati," seeking to plant a bomb at the Vatican during a papal enclave.

 
The ambigram of "Angels & Demons" which when read upside-down reads the same

Tom Hanks, who plays Langdon in The Da Vinci Code, and Ron Howard, who directed the movie, will get the first chance to join the project though no deals have been signed yet, Variety reported.

Sony bought the rights from Brown for Angels and Demons when it purchased the rights to The Da Vinci Code, which has earned 231 million dollars at the box office since it opened five days ago.

First Published: May 24, 2006 17:09 IST