Ron Howard abandons Dan Brown trilogy

Ron Howard will not direct the feature film adaptation of Dan Brown’s novel The Lost Symbol, despite helming its predecessors The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons.

According to Deadline, Howard will still produce the flick, which follows Robert Langdon on yet another symbology-related mystery.

A studio insider claims Howard “”didn’t want to do that thing over and over, the same character and the same stories.”

Howard will likely begin work on Under The Banner of Heaven now that the Brown albatross is well and truly off his back.

Sony Pictures are on the lookout for another director to take over the reins of The Lost Symbol. It is unknown if Tom Hanks will return as Langdon, although it seems likely.

Discuss: Will you see a Robert Langdon movie not directed by Ron Howard? Or, more interestingly, a Robert Langdon film without Tom Hanks?

One Response to “Ron Howard abandons Dan Brown trilogy”

  1. Well, this is good news. The Brown series is pretty stagnant. I don’t think I’ll be catching the next instalment, with or without Howard OR Hanks. The ‘studio insider’ mentioned in the article has it right about those movies. It’s just the same thing over and over.

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