The Next Da Vinci Code Movie Is On Its Way

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The next Da Vinci Code sequel will start filming in April, 2015, Deadline reports. We have Tom Hanks returning to star as Robert Langdon and Ron Howard back to direct. Weirdly, the studio's decided to skip one of Dan Brown's novels and adapt Inferno instead of The Lost Symbol. Is this a Freemason conspiracy?! (Spoiler alert: No. It isn't.)

Why Sony, Imagine, Ron Howard, etc. have made this decision isn't known. But The Lost Symbol deviates from the rest of the series' focus on European locations and old world conspiracies. Instead, The Lost Symbol featured the United States and Masons. Inferno brings Langdon back to Italy, where he wakes up in a hospital sporting a case of amnesia. From there, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks to both get his memories back and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante's Inferno. (Poor Paradiso and Purgatorio. They really got the shaft when it comes to the popular imagination).

Maybe, seeing as it's been five years since the last film, it just makes sense to use the most recent book. But that doesn't match up with the every other book series being milked for as many movies as possible. It could be that Dante, plagues, and amnesia are more compelling than Freemasons, Washington D.C., and the CIA. Or that Nicholas Cage and National Treasure have cornered the market on films of that nature. Whatever the reason, I bet that there's already people on the Internet saying it's because of a vast Freemason conspiracy exerting influence over Hollywood.

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Well, from the beginning they were filming out of order. Angels and Demons came first.

Inferno's subject matter is a little more topical. I won't spoil the story.

And if they plan on it just being a trilogy, then Inferno makes a better capstone. I liked The Lost Symbol well enough, but Inferno was the better story. (Yes, commenters... Save your breath/impassioned typing... I'm aware that none of them were Pulitzer prize winners, but they were entertaining enough for lazy afternoons. Not everyone likes what you do.)

Also, and this is pure speculation, it may be less of a hassle than filming in DC. And the tax incentives to film in Italy are probably better than DC.