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Sony Adapting Third DA VINCI CODE Book THE LOST SYMBOL

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Sony is adapting the third Robert Langdon book from Dan Brown, called The Lost Symbol. Deadline reports that screenwriter Danny Strong (Jay Roach's Recount and the upcoming Sarah Palin pic Game Change) is set to pen this installment in the series. Mark Romanek is expected to direct. Ron Howard, who directed the first two films, is instead producing with his Imagine partner Brian Grazer.

Initial drafts were written by Brown and Steven Knight. Strong has now been brought in on this priority project. The Da Vinci Code grossed $758 million worldwide in 2006, while Angels & Demons dropped off to $486 million worldwide gross in 2009. Tom Hanks has not officially committed to the film, but is expected to reprise his role. 

I enjoyed the first film, but the sequel was lackluster for me. Hopefully that can be fixed by Strong's script. Did you like the first two films in the series?

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