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Vatican Hampered Angels & Demons Says Director

The Vatican interfered with the filming of Angels & Demons, according to director Ron Howard.Howard told a news conference the Vatican used its influence "through back channels" to hamper filming of the Da Vinci Code...

By on 04 May 2009

Who's The Angel? Who's The Demon?

A full-scale battle has been joined between producer-director Ron Howard on one side and William Donohue, head of the Catholic League, the largest Catholic lay organization in the U.S., with about 100,000 members. On Tuesday...

Third Da Vinci Code Movie Gets Go-ahead

Fans of DAN BROWN's THE DA VINCI CODE books will not have to wait long for another movie installment - the author's latest sequel has been green-lighted by film bosses before the novel even hits...

Da Vinci Code Follow-up To Boost Book Sales In September

A new thriller by Dan Brown, author of the international bestseller The Da Vinci Code, will be published on September 15th, it has been announced. The Lost Symbol, one of the most eagerly awaited titles...

By on 21 April 2009

Brown Completes Third Langdon Book

Celebrated author DAN BROWN has completed the third book in his DA VINCI CODE trilogy - a month ahead of the release of movie prequel ANGELS & DEMONS. The Lost Symbol is slated to hit bookstores...

Vatican May Boycott Angels And Demons

Just as The De Vinci Code drew condemnation from the upper echelons of the Vatican, so, too has its sequel, Angels & Demons . (Actually, Angels was written by Dan Brown before Code and is...

Vatican Says No To Bond Scripts

A spokesman for the Vatican has acknowledged that it turned down a request to film parts of Angels and Demons , the prequel to The Da Vinci Code , at various locations within Vatican City...

Vatican Bans Da Vinci Code Prequel From Filming

Producers of Angels and Demons, the prequel to The Da Vinci Code, have been banned from filming in churches in Rome, due to the content of the movie's source novel.The film has been prevented from...

By on 17 June 2008

Mcgregor In Talks For Villainous Angels And Demons Role

Ewan McGregor is reportedly in discussions to take a testing role in Angels and Demons, the prequel to The Da Vinci Code.According to Variety, the Trainspotting star is in talks with Columbia studios to star...

By on 25 April 2008

Angels And Demons Female Lead Revealed

ANGELS AND DEMONS, the prequel to Dan Brown's THE DA VINCI CODE, has a female lead - AYELET ZURER.Entertainment Weekly reports that Zurer will play Vittoria Vetra, daughter of CERN physicist Leonardo Vetra, who teams...

By on 24 April 2008

Was Lord Lichfield Killed Over Da Vinci Code Secret?

Late British royal LORD LICHFIELD has been dragged into the DA VINCI CODE controversy - and may have been killed to protect secrets revealed in DAN BROWN's bestseller. In an explosive new documentary, called Bloodline,...

Props From Da Vinci Code Up For Auction

Props used in Hollywood film THE DA VINCI CODE are being auctioned to raise money for Lincoln Cathedral.The building was used to film the Westminster Abbey scenes in the 2005 TOM HANKS movie.Westminster Abbey controversially...

By on 30 January 2008

Hollywood Strike Hits Pinewood

Pinewood Studios, one of the UK's major movie locations, seems to have become the latest victim of the Hollywood writers' strike.The studio's owner Pinewood Shepperton has seen its share price fall by ten per cent...

By on 22 November 2007

George Clooney Gives $25,000 To Striking Writers

GEORGE CLOONEY has donated $25,000 (12,000) to the Actors Fund, a charity providing emergency relief for those hit by the Hollywood writers strike.The Ocean's 13 star told Variety: "To people like myself, the strike is...

By on 19 November 2007

Potter 'Most Re-readable'

British readers like to return to Harry Potter for another dose of literary magic more than any other character, a survey suggests.The Costa Book Awards' annual survey of re-readable books hands the teenage wizard the...

By on 09 November 2007

Da Vinci Code Under Investigation In Italy

THE DA VINCI CODE director RON HOWARD and the book's author DAN BROWN are being investigated by Italian state attorneys for religious obscenities. A complaint has been filed against the 2006 movie by clergymen in...

Hanks Breaks Bank With Dan Brown Film

TOM HANKS is set to top Hollywood's rich list with the biggest ever payment to a movie star.The DA VINCI CODE actor is set to appear in the prequel novel by author DAN BROWN, ANGELS...

By on 17 April 2007

Brown Copyright Lawsuit Thrown Out Of Appeals Court

A lawsuit filed against THE DA VINCI CODE author DAN BROWN has been thrown out of a London court today (28MAR07), after a judge ruled the writer did not steal plot ideas from other texts....

Da Vinci Code Plagiarism Appeal Rejected

The court of appeal has backed the author of The Da Vinci Code after rejecting an appeal from two historians who said Dan Brown had lifted their ideas.Brown became one of the biggest-selling authors in...

By on 28 March 2007

Religious Group Blames The Da Vinci Code For 'Defamatory' Bbc Portrayal

Religious group Opus Dei has slammed the depiction of the controversial Catholic organisation in a new BBC TV drama series, blaming DAN BROWN's blockbuster novel THE DA VINCI CODE for inspiring the "defamatory" portrayal. Opus...

Historians Launch Plagiarism Appeal Against Dan Brown

Two historians today (16JAN07) launched an appeal to overturn a ruling that author DAN BROWN didn't plagiarise their work for his bestseller THE DA VINCI CODE. MICHAEL BAIGENT and RICHARD LEIGH were both at the...

Da Vinci Code Sequel To Be Made

A sequel to the blockbuster movie adaptation THE DA VINCI CODE is in the works. Scriptwriter AKIVA GOLDSMAN, who adapted the DAN BROWN novel for the screen, has reportedly been paid GBP2 million ($3.8 million)...

Da Vinci Court Case Rejected

Best-selling author DAN BROWN is breathing a sigh of relief today (13NOV06) after the US Supreme Court threw out an appeal by another author claiming THE DA VINCI CODE was copied from his novel. LEWIS...

Love's Father Plans Novel Career

COURTNEY LOVE's father is planning to become the next DAN BROWN with a historical non-fiction novel he boasts is "more exciting than THE DA VINCI CODE". Journalist and author HANK HARRISON is currently involved in...

Rowling Earns More Than Hollywood Stars

HARRY POTTER author JK ROWLING earns more than the highest paid Hollywood stars, according to America's Forbes magazine. The publication has calculated the British writer banks $140 (GBP77) every minute - equal to $200,000 (GBP111,000)...

Da Vinci Code Banned In Iran

No new editions of DAN BROWN's novel THE DA VINCI CODE will be published in Iran following protests from Christians in the Islamic country. The eight existing editions of the controversial book which have been...

Historians Appeal Da Vinci Plagiarism Verdict

DAN BROWN's bestseller THE DA VINCI CODE is to face the courts again as two historians appeal against the not guilty verdict in the novel's plagiarism case earlier this year (APR06). A judge previously ruled...

Box Office Boosted By Da Vinci Code

THE DA VINCI CODE - the controversial movie adaptation of DAN BROWN's bestseller - has been hailed a Hollywood saviour, after rescuing the US box office from dwindling takings. Despite being critically panned, and banned...

Egyptian Rights Group Protest Da Vinci Ban

The Egyptian Organisation For Human Rights (EOHR) are protesting the against People's Assembly of Egypt's attempt to ban the movie THE DA VINCI CODE. Egyptian Culture Minister FARUQ HOSNI has also pledged to confiscate copies...

India Refuses To Ban Da Vinci Code

India's Supreme Court has dismissed petitions from Christian groups and refused to ban THE DA VINCI CODE unilaterally. The presiding judges argued that no predominantly Christian country has banned the film, which is an adaptation...

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