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 the shops.
The film adaptation of The Da Vinci Code, starring Tom Hanks, was a box office smash in 2006, grossing more than $758 million (£505 million) worldwide.
The prequel, Angels & Demons, is due to hit cinemas in May (09), while Brown's latest book The Lost Symbol - the follow-up to The Da Vinci Code - is slated for release in September (09).
And executives at Columbia Pictures, the studio behind the movies, have already given the go-ahead for a film version of the new novel - stepping up negotiations to lock down a deal for Brown's latest work, according to Variety.com.
Angels & Demons will be released on 14 May (09).