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Hanks returns to Angels & Demons?

AngelsandDemons.jpgAlthough it's still a rumour there's no real surprise that Tom Hanks may well be signed up to play Doctor Robert Langdon in Angels & Demons, the book before The Da Vinci Code, but the sequel to the film.

The rumour says that to take up the role Hanks received the biggest salary ever paid to an actor in the history of Hollywood. Now those are the words from the inside source themselves, so I would be sceptical until we hear it out in the open, not that we are likely to hear that announced anywhere! Still, it wouldn't be unbelievable considering how well the Da Vinci Code did and how stronger the Angels & Demons novel is.

I'm actually looking forward to this, even though I thought that The Da Vinci Code (Filmstalker review) was painting by numbers and just going through the motions of a well trodden plot step by step. Angels & Demons was a far better story in my mind.

The story from Cinema Blend also reminds us that the supermodel Gisele Bundchen is rumoured to be involed in the film, hopefully not in some lead role. I doubt we'll be seeing any other of the big names returning after that hefty payout.

For those of you who don't know, Angels & Demons sees Langdon in full on mystery mode before Da Vinci Code occurs. He's caught up in deciphering murders linked to a secret religious group called the Illuminati. Most of the film takes place in Rome travelling from landmark to landmark.



I completely agree that "Angels & Demons" is a better book and a better story overall (though the last few chapters were merciless and unnecessary). That said, I don't like the idea of Hanks back as Langdon. I can see how that could be of help for continuity sake but he was awful in his first run at Langdon. I am still curious and I'll be keeping an eye on it but I'm not convinced he was the best choice for the role the first time or now.

The problem with Dan Brown is, he doesnt know how to end his books properly. Marina is right, the last few chapters are indeed unnecessary and the events leading up to the ending was absurd in my opinion.

Now as much as I love Tom Hanks, I dont think he is also right as Langdon, and that was very difficult for me to say.


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