Have we learned nothing from the sub-par performance of Angels & Demons? Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown recently released another book in his religious novel series entitled, The Lost Symbol and guess who’s already read it? Tom Hanks, the star of the two film adaptations told MTV that he loved the book, and is ready to reprise his role as Robert Langdon in a Lost Symbol film.
Here’s what Hanks had to say about his revived interest in the Dan Brown book series. “I just finished it last week. Page-turner. Dan Brown knows how to weave a tale. I was exhausted by the end of it.” When asked if he had any interest in reprising his role as Robert Langdon he said,
“I’d love to if they’re going to do it,” he said. “I’m not going to walk away from that…. If they make it again, I hope they ask me. If they didn’t, what did I do wrong? They’re incredibly fun movies to make and I think they’re really fun movies to watch too, explained Hanks. They’re like very intricate, very dangerous, steroid-pumped scavenger hunts and I think everyone likes to be in on the clues and the trail and the signs.”
Don’t do it Tom! The books may be getting better, but the films are having the opposite effect. The Da Vinci Code made $760 million worldwide and Angels & Demons came in with a little over $485 million, there’s a reason for that. Tom Hanks is such a talented guy who deserves so much better than the sub-par scripts that have been given to him via this franchise. Someone, make it stop.
Would you want to see Tom Hanks pop up in The Lost Symbol? Does there need to be another film in this series?