Latest News on The Da Vinci Code

July 16, 2013

Sony Sets Dan Brown's Inferno for 2015

Tom Hanks is expected to return for another Robert Langdon adventure.More…

November 8, 2011

Universal Plans a Da Vinci Action Hero Movie

Titled "Leonardo," it'll follow the adventures of the young Renaissance man as he "embarks on a quest to prevent the Dark Ages from reclaiming Renaissance Europe."More…

July 27, 2011

Ron Howard Won't Direct The Lost Symbol

He says he "didn't want to do that thing over and over."More…

December 21, 2010

Dan Brown Rewriting The Lost Symbol Script

Neither Tom Hanks nor Ron Howard are attached to Columbia Pictures' planned adaptation of Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol," but that hasn't stopped the studio from hiring Brown himself to take a crack at the script.More…

February 4, 2010

Columbia Starts Looking for The Lost Symbol

In news that should surprise no one, Columbia is getting the ball rolling on an adaptation of Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" sequel, "The Lost Symbol," and has hired Steven Knight to write the script.More…

April 21, 2009

Columbia Awaits Third Da Vinci Code Installment

Even as it gears up to promote the next installment in its "Da Vinci Code" franchise, "Angels and Demons," Columbia Pictures is making preparations for an adaptation of the next book in the series, "The Lost Symbol," which author Dan Brown is scheduled to release in September.More…

February 4, 2009

Exclusive: Inside Pinewood/Shepperton - A Photo Tour

Every year, the BAFTA film awards present a trophy for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. Introduced in 1978, the award recognises an organisation or a person's career and influence on the British Film Industry. This year's recipient, announced today, is Pinewood/Shepperton, two of the British industry's most important film studios whose contribution to filmmaking has resulted in some of the greatest movies of all time. Under strict instruction not to let anyone working at the studios know about the award, RT spent a day last week touring Pinewood and Shepperton and learning a little more about these stalwarts of film.More…

October 3, 2008

Further Reading: Marion Cotillard and Forest Whittaker in Abel Ferrara's Mary

As the NFT in London prepares a Juliette Binoche season, Kim looks at Abel Ferrara's Mary which also stars Marion Cotillard and Forest Whittaker.More…

April 24, 2008

Angels & Demons Lands Female Lead

Ayelet Zurer has been cast opposite Tom Hanks in the Da Vinci Code prequel, Angels & Demons.More…

November 26, 2007

Today's Negotiations To End The WGA Strike?

For the first time in over three weeks, things are looking up for Writers Guild of America (WGA) negotiations. Just in time for the holidays, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and the WGA are meeting today to discuss negotiations. More…

November 21, 2007

Naomi Watts Joins Angels & Demons

The writers' strike might have temporarily halted production on Angels & Demons, but that hasn't stopped the filmmakers from filling out the cast around Tom Hanks.More…

October 25, 2007

Ron Howard Prepares to Unleash Angels & Demons

One of the many high-profile productions being affected by the looming writers' strike is Angels & Demons, the follow-up to The Da Vinci Code -- but if director Ron Howard and his fellow filmmakers have anything to say about it, their sequel's progress will be unimpeded.More…

August 2, 2007

Orlando Bloom Believes in Angels & Demons?

So, now that he's ostensibly finished with two of the biggest trilogies of the 21st century, what's next for Orlando Bloom? A few minor roles, perhaps? A low-budget film or two? Not by a long shot, according to Cinemablend's Josh Tyler, who claims to have the scoop on Bloom's next role.More…

June 7, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Lucky "13" Hopes for Full Houses

The stars come marching out to do battle with the pirates for the number one spot this weekend.More…

May 31, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Knocked Up" Expecting Solid Arrival

Call it the weekend of the actor/producer. Three new films with stars that do double duty behind the scenes (or have good agents that can snag a free credit) enter a marketplace filled with big-budget tentpole pics quickly eroding away.More…

May 24, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Pirates" Awaits Massive Holiday Treasure

Multiplexes are stocking up on popcorn, soda, and overpriced candy in anticipation of record crowds that could make this Memorial Day holiday frame the biggest weekend in box office history.More…

May 17, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Mighty "Shrek" Returns To Claim Crown

Attacking theaters on the same May 18 date as the original ogre toon from six years ago, "Shrek the Third" stomps into the marketplace this weekend ready to seize the box office crown.More…

April 27, 2007

Is Tom Hanks the $50 Million Man?

"Angels and Demons," the follow-up to the amazingly profitable "The Da Vinci Code," is shaping up to be one seriously expensive project -- thanks in large part to the (alleged) $50 million that Tom Hanks might be bringing home on the gig.More…

April 13, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: Two-Face Not in Next "Batman," Lucas On "Indy 4," "Grindhouse" May Get Chopped, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, the villainous Two-Face will most likely be saved for a future "Batman" sequel, George Lucas gave some insight into the upcoming "Indiana Jones 4" project, and the lackluster opening of "Grindhouse" has the studio scrambling to repackage it.More…

April 13, 2007

Howard & Hanks are Officially Back for the "Da Vinci" Sequel

Just a few days ago one of our sources reported that Tom Hanks had not only signed up for "Angels and Demons," but also that he'd be receiving the biggest actor's payday of all time. Now comes official word that director Ron Howard is returning for the "Da Vinci Code" prequel.More…

April 11, 2007

Hanks to Get Biggest Payday Ever for "Da Vinci Code 2"?

Sony was already warming up the "Da Vinci Code" follow-up when the flick opened to huge box office numbers, but the questions we still need to know are A) Who's directing, and B) Is Tom Hanks coming back?More…

January 23, 2007

Razzie Nominations Announced!

The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has issued its annual press release announcing the latest batch of Razzie nominees. In an ever-more-crowded field of bad scripts, bad acting, and all-around bad films, the Foundation has somehow managed to narrow its nominations down to a select few.More…

January 4, 2007

Overall Box Office Up More Than 3% from 2005

Total domestic box office showed a 3.4% climb in 2006, thanks mainly to semi-expensive profit-turners like "Talladega Nights," "The Break-Up," and "The Devil Wears Prada." And boy oh boy did Sony have a good year!More…

December 14, 2006

"Babel," "Departed," And A Few Surprises Lead Golden Globes Nominations

"Babel"'s back in the game as this year's Golden Globes nominations were announced, including many expected Oscar pics -- and a few smaller surprises.More…

December 1, 2006

The Weekly Ketchup: A Third "Starship Troopers," Jack Black Collaborates With Michel Gondry, Tension Between Fox And Marvel Over "X-Men," And More!

In this week's Ketchup, the campy classic "Starship Troopers" may finally get a proper successor with Casper Van Dien returning for "Starship Troopers 3" (there was a sequel?), Jack Black teams with avant-garde director Michel Gondry, and Fox and Marvel may engage in a glorious studio slugfest over the future of the "X-Men."More…

November 24, 2006

"Batman & Robin" Writer Gets $4 Million for "Da Vinci" Prequel

Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman is allegedly earning a $4 million dollar paycheck for his adaptation of Dan Brown's "Angels & Demons," which features the character played by Tom Hanks in an adventure that predates what went on in "The Da Vinci Code." Yeah, just like what happened with "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."More…

October 2, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Open Season Shoots Up #1 Opening

Ashton Kutcher ambushed the top two spots at the North American box office this weekend playing an animated mule and a Coast Guard rookie in Open Season and The Guardian, respectively. Both films enjoyed strong openings pumping in a combined $40M and helped the marketplace beat last year's levels for the first time in four weeks. The weekend's other new wide release, the comedy School for Scoundrels, saw more modest results with a fourth place bow.More…

August 24, 2006

New Line Signs Bettany & Fraser for "Inkheart"

New Line's just getting the ball rolling on their highly-anticipated "His Dark Materials" series -- and now they have an all-new potential trilogy to worry about. Chapter one of Cornelia Funke's series is called "Inkheart," and it looks like Brendan Fraser and Paul Bettany have been tapped as the lead guys.More…

July 31, 2006

Bond Set Destroyed By Fire; Brosnan Unlikely Culprit

The London set of upcoming James Bond flick, "Casino Royale," was severely damaged in a fire Sunday that partially collapsed the roof of the storied Pinewood Shepperton Studios.More…

July 19, 2006

Nicole Kidman & Paul Bettany Dig the "Dark Materials"

London newspapers are reporting that not only is Nicole Kidman's "His Dark Materials" contract a done deal, but also that Paul Bettany (a.k.a. Mr. Jennifer Connelly) is now on board the highly-anticipated adaptation.More…

July 17, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Audiences Still Love Their Pirates

The Johnny Depp juggernaut Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest remained the most popular film in North America for a second weekend easily defending its box office crown against two new comedies that fought bitterly for the runnerup spot.More…

July 6, 2006

Box Office Preview: Pirates To Loot Box Office Treasure

Multiplexes are stocking up on popcorn and soda in anticipation of the massive crowds expected to descend upon them on Friday for the opening of the highly anticipated adventure sequel "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."More…

July 3, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Superman Returns" to Top of Charts

The Man of Steel conquered the North American box office this weekend as the super hero adventure Superman Returns claimed the number one spot over the pre-Independence Day holiday frame.More…

June 25, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Sandler Fast Forwards to #1

Moviegoers grabbed their remote controls and flocked to the multiplexes this weekend to see Adam Sandler's latest comedy Click which became the comedian's eighth number one hit thanks to its $40M opening, according to estimates.More…

June 22, 2006

Fansite: Spielberg Will Not Direct "World of Warcraft"

It appears that Steven Spielberg will not have another movie with the words "war" and "world" in his filmography. A number of sources (including Rotten Tomatoes) reported earlier this week that Spielberg was attached to direct the film adaptation of the popular role playing game "World of Warcraft," something that the good folks at the fansite Spielbergfilms.com say is utterly incorrect.More…

June 19, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Cars" in Pole Position Again, "Da Vinci Code" Reaches $679M Globally

Despite the arrival of four new films cluttering the multiplexes, the Disney/Pixar animated film Cars remained the most popular movie in North America for a second straight weekend.More…

June 11, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Cars" Parks Itself at #1

The Disney/Pixar animated film Cars raced past the competition to finish in first place at the North American box office. Though it did not open as strong as some of its predecessors, the toon easily outdistanced everything else in the current marketplace outselling the second place film by a three-to-one margin.More…

June 8, 2006

Box Office Preview: "Cars" Battles "Omen" at Theaters

Racing into theaters across North America, the computer animated film Cars aims to take over pole position this weekend targeting family audiences. Those looking for a good scare can instead choose The Omen which already launched on Tuesday with some frightening results. The frame's final new wide release is the Robert Altman comedy A Prairie Home Companion giving the weekend a wide assortment of titles for all audiences.More…

June 5, 2006

2006 MTV Movie Award Winners!

I was going to try to avoid the MTV Movie Awards winners until the broadcast on June 8th, but since we at RT like to bring you the movie news while it's still relevant ... OK, here they are!More…

June 5, 2006

"Da Vinci" Still an International Darling

It may have earned dismissals at Cannes and generally unenthusiastic reviews everywhere else, but that won't slow Ron Howard's "Da Vinci Code" down at the international box office. The religious thriller has already earned $410 million worldwide, which makes it one of the biggest global hits of all time.More…

June 4, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Women Power "Break-Up" to #1

Nosy moviegoers just couldn't stay away from a high-profile lovers quarrel as the anti-romantic comedy The Break-Up starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston surprised the industry this weekend by opening at number one, shoving the comic book juggernaut X-Men: The Last Stand into second place in only its second weekend.More…

June 1, 2006

Box Office Preview: Jen and Vince Ready to Rumble

How much money will moviegoers spend on watching two celebrities yell and scream at each other for 106 minutes? That is the question that Universal, and the film industry in general, will be asking itself with the opening of The Break-Up, the new romantic comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston.More…

May 30, 2006

CANNES: So, When Can I See These Movies?

For those of you who have been following Rotten Tomatoes' coverage of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, one major question may have crossed your mind: When will I get to see these movies? Well, some of them will be screened in the coming months, but for many others, their status is still up in the air.More…

May 29, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "X-Men 3" Smashes Records Over Memorial Day Weekend

Magneto and his fellow mutants attracted a record-breaking audience to theaters across North America as the super hero sequel X-Men: The Last Stand became a juggernaut at the box office opening at number one over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend.More…

May 26, 2006

Spielberg to Direct "Da Vinci" Prequel?

IGN FilmForce is sharing a particularly juicy piece of unsubstantiated movie gossip that indicates ... Steven Spielberg might be interested in directing Robert Langdon's pre-"Da Vinci" adventure, "Angels & Demons."More…

May 25, 2006

Box Office Preview: X-Men 3 Ready to Rock Memorial Day Weekend

Wolverine, Professor X, and the rest of their soul patrol will launch a full-scale attack on the North American box office this weekend as the gargantuan comic book film X-Men: The Last Stand invades the marketplace on Friday ready to dominate the long Memorial Day holiday weekend.More…

May 23, 2006

Goldsman Signs On for "Angels & Demons"

Yesterday we shared the news that the "Da Vinci Code" prequel was being discussed, and today comes word that screenwriter Akiva Goldsman will definitely be returning. (We can only hope he read some of the "Da Vinci" reviews.) No word yet on Ron Howard or Tom Hanks, but you just know they'll be back. Well, Hanks, anyway.More…

May 22, 2006

Already Plans for The Da Vinci Prequel

Well that was fast! Looks like Sony VP Jeff Blake wants to get back into business with novelist Dan Brown, and they're looking to bring Robert Langdon's pre-Da Vinci adventure, "Angels & Demons," to the silver screen. (As if this comes as a surprise to anyone.)More…

May 21, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Da Vinci Code" Second Largest Global Opening in B.O. History

Despite worldwide protests and bad reviews, the heavily-hyped conspiracy thriller "The Da Vinci Code" attracted legions of fans into theaters this weekend generating the second largest global opening in box office history.More…

May 18, 2006

CANNES: "Da Vinci Code" Director and Cast Speak

"The Da Vinci Code" director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks said they hope audiences will enjoy the film and that it will spark discussion, but it shouldn't be regarded as theology. The director and star, along with cast members Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen, Paul Bettany, Alfred Molina discussed the film at a press conference Tuesday.More…

May 18, 2006

CANNES: Blog Day Two: "X-Men: The Last Stand," Banned "Summer Palace"

Check out Day Two of Tim, Jen and Senh's Cannes adventure! "The Da Vinci" dud was soooo yesterday -- we've moved on to "Summer Palace," beach parties, and adult-themed animation!More…

May 18, 2006

Critical Consensus: "The Da Vinci Code" Is Dull

This week, a bunch of furry critters and a mean-looking wrestler playing a homicidal maniac (redundant?) compete with the seemingly unstoppable juggernaut that is "The Da Vinci Code" for your box office dollars. What do the critics have to say about these contenders?More…

May 18, 2006

Box Office Preview: Will People Show Up for "Da Vinci Code"?

Will North American moviegoers pay heed this weekend to negative reviews coming out of Cannes? That is the question on the minds of Sony brass, and industry watchers in general, on the eve of the much-anticipated global launch of "The Da Vinci Code."More…

May 17, 2006

CANNES: "The Da Vinci Code" Review

Dan Brown's novel "The Da Vinci Code" has the rep as a page-turner with more intellectual heft than your average pulp. So it comes as something of a surprise that Ron Howard's film adaptation, premiering at Cannes, is so stagnant. It feels more like a walk through a museum than a thriller about conspiracy that could shake Christianity to its very core.More…

May 17, 2006

CANNES: Festival Begins with "Da Vinci"

Day one of the Cannes Film Festival has begun, with last night's opening screening of "The Da Vinci Code," and the next eleven days promise even more glitz, big names, and world cinema on the Croisette's famed red carpet.More…

May 14, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Mission: Impossible 3" Beats "Poseidon" to Remain at #1

Tom Cruise's spy sequel Mission: Impossible III remained the most popular film in North America for the second straight weekend while the big-budget disaster film Poseidon opened in second place to disappointing results.More…

May 11, 2006

Bettany Not Too Likely to Play The Joker

To those of you who've chosen Paul Bettany (aka Mr. Jennifer Connelly) as the front-runner to play The Joker in "Batman Begins 2," well, you may be out of luck -- mainly because the guy's never even been approached regarding the role.More…

May 9, 2006

Photo Gallery Update: "The Da Vinci Code"

Rotten Tomatoes has a bunch of images for that obscure little movie that you may have heard of: "The Da Vinci Code."More…

May 3, 2006

It's Rally Time for "Da Vinci Code" Opponents as Vatican Urges Boycott

While opposition to Ron Howard's blockbuster thriller "The Da Vinci Code" has been brewing for some time, another Vatican official has urged a boycott of the film; with only weeks to go, will Catholics moviegoers heed the call?More…

April 25, 2006

Tom Hanks Explains His "Da Vinci Code" Hairdo

One of the first things I thought while watching the first "Da Vinci Code" trailer was ... what's up with Tom Hanks' wacky hair? It doesn't look bad, exactly, but it's sure not the white-boy-afro we're all used to. So here, for everyone who simply has to know, is the straight scoop from Hanks himself ... on what's up with the hair.More…

April 18, 2006

"Da Vinci Code" Clips and Google Games

Thanks to ComingSoon.net for sharing a pair of Sony press releases, both of which bring some promo goodies from the hotly-anticipated big-screen adaptation of The Da Vinci Code. Head on over to the official DVC site for a quartet of short movie clips, or pop into Google and take part in their Code Quest!More…

April 5, 2006

"X-Men," "The Fountain" Added To Cannes Line-Up

Although we won't hear the official lineup for a few weeks, the early word on this year's Cannes Film Festival line-up has Hugh Jackman pulling double duty in two of the fest's big Hollywood titles, "X-Men: The Last Stand" and Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain."More…

March 21, 2006

Unlock the All-New "Da Vinci Code" Trailer

Click right here to check the much longer and more plot-centric trailer for Ron Howard's "The Da Vinci Code," which, as you may have heard by now, is a movie based on a fairly popular book. And it stars Tom Hanks.More…

March 15, 2006

ShoWest Day #1: Posters for Saw III, Da Vinci Code, Miami Vice, and Hundreds More!

ShoWest is a convention for people making movies and the people exhibiting them. That's all well and good, but since Rotten Tomatoes is not making nor exhibiting movies (as least to my knowledge), why are we here? "Cars." "Over the Hedge." "A Prairie Home Companion." "Akeelah and The Bee." Look forward to our reports, but in the mean time check out the hundreds of movie posters for upcoming 2006 films on display.More…

February 28, 2006

"Da Vinci Code" Goes to Court

So it seems a pair of authors are convinced that author Dan Brown stole his "Da Vinci Code" framework from their 1982 non-fiction book "Holy Blood, Holy Grail," and it seems like plaintiffs Michael Baigent & Richard Leigh make a pretty good argument.More…

January 23, 2006

"The Da Vinci Code" To Open Cannes

"The Da Vinci Code" will be the opening selection at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film, directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, and Ian McKellen, is based on the bestseller novel by Dan Brown.More…

December 15, 2005

"Ghost Rider" Leaps from July '06 to February '07

Sony's rather expensive "Ghost Rider" adaptation, which stars Nicolas Cage as a flame-headed butt-kicker from beyond the grave, will now have a few extra months to work on his chopper. The studio recently announced that the Rider won't make his debut until early 2007.More…

December 14, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: The Da Vinci Code

The original teaser wasn't all that thrilling, but fans of Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" may want to stop off at our trailer page for links to the brand new theatrical trailer, and view the "Da Vinci Code" flipbook.More…

December 1, 2005

Will Smith to Play a Superhero in (Mid-Life) Crisis

Variety reports that mega-star Will Smith and director Jonathan Mostow will team up for "Tonight He Comes," an action flick about an aging superhero who must contend with an annoying identity crisis.More…

July 21, 2005

Tom Hanks Enlists in "Charlie Wilson's War"

Variety reports that once shooting wraps on "The Da Vinci Code," silver screen favorite Tom Hanks will star as real-life (and rather controversial) congressman Charlie Wilson in the Aaron Sorkin-scripted drama "Charlie Wilson's War."More…

May 31, 2005

In Other News...

Oscar winning director Oliver Stone had a Memorial Day weekend to remember as he was charged with a misdemeanor DUI and an unnamed drug charge late Friday night in Hollywood. Stone, who is known for his politically charged films, is developing a new crime drama, "The Night Watchman," ironically about police corruption.More…

May 19, 2005

Get a Year-Early Peek at "The Da Vinci Code"

The Quicktime Movie Trailers page brings the very first teaser for next year's "The Da Vinci Code." Based on the overwhelmingly popular novel by Dan Brown, "The Da Vinci Code" 'centers on one of the greatest mysteries of humankind, a 2000 year-old conspiracy, clues to which are encoded in the paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci.'More…

April 20, 2005

Two More Actors Try to Crack the "Da Vinci Code"

Variety brings news of two new additions to Ron Howard's upcoming "The Da Vinci Code." Already on board were Tom Hanks, Jean Reno, and Audrey Tautou, but those crafty casting directors were just getting started. Seems that both Sir Ian McKellen ("X-Men") and Alfred Molina ("Spider-Man 2") have recently signed on for a pair of supporting roles.More…

March 29, 2005

Howard & Grazer Snag Another "Power" Pitch

The always-busy team of director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer have just snagged the rights to yet another project they really dig. This one's called "The Power of Duff" and Variety says it's about "a TV news anchor whose grief over his father's death prompts him to pray aloud during newscasts. When his prayers begin getting answered, the newsman becomes a most controversial TV figure."More…

February 11, 2005

The Joke's on Akiva Goldsman

Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman may make his directorial debut with the adaptation of Dave King's novel, "The Ha-Ha," Variety reports. He will make his decision after reviewing the script, to be written by someone else. The story centers on a Vietnam vet who is unable to communicate normally after experiencing a severe blow to the head during the war.More…

January 24, 2005

Audrey Tautou, Not Sophie Marceau, Will Crack the "Da Vinci Code"

Looks like the previous story about Sophie Marceau joining the cast of "Da Vinci Code" was premature. It is Audrey Tautou who will star opposite Tom Hanks in Ron Howard's adaptation of "The Da Vinci Code," according to Variety. Tautou, the star of "A Very Long Engagement" and "Dirty Pretty Things," will take on the role of cryptographer Sophie Neveu.More…

December 12, 2004

Da Vinci Code Casting Rumor & Possible Novel Deviations

According to Entertainment Weekly, Julie Delpy (Before Sunset) is rumored to have a role in the film. It's probably for the role of Sophie Nevue, the talented French cryptologist who accompanies Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) in his journey to decipher the Da Vinci Code.More…