Dan Brown

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.

Source: Deadline

Amazing Celeb Anagrams

I remember when I was a young Bastard Nerd watching the Simpson’s when Lisa goes batshit crazy over another girl in her class being better than her at everything! And her and her father play the anagram game, where they take the names of celebrities and change them around and Lisa can’t keep up…Back when the Simpsons were good…Before the dark times…Before the Empire…How did my father die?…A young Jedi named Darth Vader-

Sorry!!!! I have digressed because I have adult ADHD…Here is a list of Celebs with hilarious and often clever anagrams of their names. Did you know that Kim Kardashian is A Kind Shark?…….We All Did!!!! Hit the jump for more! (more…)

Lost Symbol Sells 1M In First Day

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Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, his first novel since The Da Vinci Code, has already sold more than 1 million copies after being on sale for one day in the United States, Canada and Britain, the Associated Press reported.

That total includes pre-orders for the book, which has been at or near the top of Amazon.com for months, the wire service reported:

An additional 600,000 copies has been ordered, bringing the total print run to 5.6 million copies. The Lost Symbol came out Tuesday.Brown’s book was well short of the all-time debut, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which in its first day sold more than 8 million copies in the U.S. alone.