Tom Hanks’ Robert Langdon Will Return In ‘The Lost Symbol’

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angelsdemons Tom Hanks Robert Langdon Will Return In The Lost SymbolAngels and Demons hasn’t even been released yet, but Columbia Pictures is already planning a third adventure for Tom Hanks’ Robert Langdon.

Dan Brown’s third Langdon adventure, The Lost Symbol is set to go into production soon – even though the book hasn’t been published yet and the plot is unknown (the Freemasons are expected to be involved).

Sonny Mehta, chairman and editor-in-chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (Brown’s Publisher), said:

“This is a great day for readers and booksellers.

It is not a bad day for Columbia Pictures either, which has another continuing global franchise to go along with Spider-Man.”

The Lost Symbol will be released on September 15, 2009. The novel will have a first printing run of 5 million copies- the largest in the publisher’s history.

Both Hanks and director/producer Ron Howard aren’t contracted to do another movie, but if Angels and Demons makes the type of money that Columbia hopes (The DaVinci Code grossed $758 million), then expect an open checkbook to be handed to the duo (and writer Akiva Goldsman).

However, in these cash-strapped days Columbia may go for a cheaper option and decide not to give Hanks his usual $25 million payday.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it once more – give the Robert Langdon role to Dennis Quaid!

Angels and Demons opens on May 15, 2009.

Source: Variety

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  1. Wow.
    Just moments ago.
    I recieved an email from Barnes and Noble. com
    informing me of the impending arrival of The Lost Symbol on September 15th .
    What Synchronicity in timing !
    Or to put it another way,

  2. OMG, Quaid would be so much worse than even Hanks! Mwahaha! Sorry but Quaid’s just a one dimensional actor with one facial expression: constipated.

    No the role should have been given to someone like Russell Crowe.

  3. Very smart move on the studios part. The new book will be a bestseller before even being released and to keep the franchise fresh and locked up will allow them to get the project going right away and work off the momentum.

  4. your all ridiculous… tom hanks is absolutely perfect as Robert Langdon

  5. I have enjoyed both of the Langdon books, so I am looking forward to the new one. I will wait for paperback though, spending $25 on a book is nuts. LOL. I think Hanks is pretty good as Langdon. Not great, but he’s not horrible either. I’m hoping that Angels and Demons is better than The DaVinci Code.

    Another Dan Brown book that I feel would make a great movie would be Digital Fortress. I think if A&D makes the big bucks, SOME studio will buy the rights to that book for future development.

  6. I’ll wait til it’s on Netflix. I was uninspired to see “Da Vinci Code” in theaters, and after watching it, I was glad I didn’t. I don’t think these sequels will be any different.
    Hanks is a great actor, I just never saw him as the Langdon character. He’s just too old.

  7. i think tom hanks is the perfect actor for robert langdon. the way he acts, he just seems like a professor

  8. My dream cast for The Lost Symbol:

    Russell Crowe as Robert Langdon
    Kirk Douglas as The Rev. Dr. Colin Galloway Cathedral Dean
    Sean Connery as Peter Soloman
    Tea Leoni as Katherine Soloman
    Dennis Haysbert as Warren Bellamy
    AND Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Mal’akh because he can be a multi-dimensional actor

  9. honestly Tom Hanks is perfect for the role, in my opinion. Dennis Quaid can go die in a ditch

    • Sorry but Tom Hands does not look right for the role. We need a more dashing, James-Bond type. Maybe Clive Owen, or Bradley Cooper…someone better looking than Hanks.