The Da Vinci Code took the world by storm a few years ago, and Hollywood turned the book into a hit movie. It’s prequel, Angels and Demons, also got the big screen treatment. Now its time for Dan Brown’s third book, The Lost Symbol to show up on the big screen. Tom Hanks is in negotiations to return to the role of Robert Langdon, but Ron Howard has decided to be merely a producer rather than direct this entry.
Who’s first in line to direct Lost Symbol then? None other than Mark Romanek, according to Deadline. Romanek debuted in 2002 with One Hour Photo and cemented his status as a filmmaker to watch with Never Let Me Go, a film I absolutely love.
The Lost Symbol follows Robert Langdon as he unravels a mystery on American soil for once: Washington D. C. The book was well reviewed upon release and certainly has a cinematic feel. This is the first book Dan Brown wrote after DaVinci became a film. He was probably writing with a film adaptation in mind. Word is he had plenty of input on the screenplay, so this will probably be the purest Brown film yet.
We’ll keep you posted as this story develops.