Saturday, November 24, 2007

Templars and National Treasure Book of Secrets?

I spotted a YouTube clip shot in a Border's book store in Washington DC of a scene from National Treasure: Book of Secrets, featuring the comedy relief sidekick character of Riley Poole (Justin Bartha) signing his new book, "The Templar Treasure." Apparently the gag is that no one is buying or asking for an autograph.

Jeebus. Is EVERYBODY writing Templar books these days?

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Angels & Demons film delayed by strike

Nikki Finke is reporting that the big screen version of Dan Brown's Angels & Demons will delay its shooting date, due to the strike of the Writer's Guild. The prequel to The Da Vinci Code, re-teaming director Ron Howard and Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon still has a projected worldwide release date of May 15, 2009.

Even though DVC's screen writer Akiva Goldsman received an industry record-setting $4 million (for an adaptation of an existing novel!), apparently Tom Hanks is an unhappy camper over the script as it now exists. It had been anticipated to start filming in Europe in March 2008, but that's now been bumped back. The writer's strike is in its third week.

Still no word from Dan Brown or his publisher about the long-awaited Solomon Key.