If you’ve been waiting for another installment of the Da Vinci Code series to hit the big screen, you’re in luck. The Lost Symbol is on its way. The last time we heard about the novel adaptation was back in February when Steven Knight (Eastern Promises) had been hired to pen the script. It turns out that he’s no longer attached and the studio has decided to go to the source for the film. Author Dan Brown will rewrite the screenplay instead.

According to THR, Brown is the only sure thing at this point when it comes to The Lost Symbol. Ron Howard, who directed the first two films The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, hasn’t signed on for the third. He’s got his hands full with his adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Even if he doesn’t return to helm The Lost Symbol he along with Brian Grazer and their Imagine Entertainment banner will still produce.

As for Tom Hanks, he hasn’t officially signed on to reprise the role of Robert Langdon but something tells us he’ll be back.

What do you think of Dan Brown adapting his own book for the big screen? Do you think it will work?