We knew this was going to happen. A film adaptation will be made of the third book in Dan Brown‘s Robert Langdon series, The Lost Symbol.
Ron Howard, who directed the first two films, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, has opted out of working on The Lost Symbol. Instead, he’ll be producing it alongside his partner at Imagine Entertainment, Brian Grazer.
It looks like Mark Romanek is ahead of everybody else in the race to become the next director for this series. Other works of his include One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go. Brown, himself, was involved in the writing of the screenplay for The Lost Symbol with Stephen Knight at his side.
Tom Hanks, who played the lead role of Robert Langdon may or may not reprise his role. Who knows.
Personally, I’ve read every single one of Brown’s books before The Lost Symbol was released and they were okay on their own. But when you’ve read all of his books and realize that he operates on a very simple, static, formula for each one of his books… you start to hate them. But the controversy that The Da Vinci Code inspired was one of the selling points of this series. And, of course, Sony would make it a priority to Hollywood-ize this last installment of that series, especially given how well the first two movies did at the box office. Actually, I don’t know if it’s the last but I sure hope it is.