The other follow up to Dan Brown’s ridiculously popular novel, The Da Vinci Code entitled, The Lost Symbol is heading to the big screen. After the critical panning of last year’s Angels & Demons, Columbia has decided to take hold of the book and make it a feature film. They’ve just hired a new screenwriter and the guy has several previous adaptations under his belt.
According to Variety, the studio is moving forward with the third film in the Da Vinci Code franchise and have hired Steven Knight to pen the script. Knight has had a hand in several features including Eastern Promises and Amazing Grace.
The book centers on Robert Langdon as he ventures to Washington D.C. to decode the symbols of the Freemasons. Even though Tom Hanks hasn’t committed to starring in a third film, we’ve heard that he’d be interested in reprising the role again.
The studio has high hopes for The Lost Symbol despite the financial setback of Angels & Demons. The sequel was nowhere near as successful as its predecessor at the box office. The Da Vinci code earned 758 million worldwide, while Angels & Demons only earned 486 million. That’s a big dip, so the screenplay for the third film needs to be good or they can expect even lower numbers the next time around.
What do you think about Columbia producing The Lost Symbol? Are you done with this franchise already?