Even God loves sequels
Akiva Goldsman Back for Angels & Demons
May 23, 2006
http://www.variety.com/Striking while the iron is sizzling, Sony has signed "The Da Vinci Code" scribe Akiva Goldsman to adapt author Dan Brown's first religious thriller, Angels & Demons. "Code" grossed $231.8 million worldwide in its first five days.
Though development of Angels & Demons is still in the early stages, the studio's also planning to reassemble The Da Vinci Code producing team of Brian Grazer and John Calley for the project.
No deals are set yet for director Ron Howard or star Tom Hanks to return, but both would have first crack at the project.
"Code" was Brown's second novel centering on Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor who's an expert in religious symbols. "Angels & Demons," published in 2000, introduced the Langdon character.
In "Angels," Langdon's character tries to solve a murder and unravel a plot by an ancient group, the Illuminati, to blow up the Vatican during a papal conclave.