Dan Brown To Write Lost Symbol Screenplay

December 21, 2010 by  
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langdon300After watching a series of screenwriters savage his best-selling novels in recent years, Dan Brown will finally get the chance to adapt his latest book for the big screen after Sony rejected the first draft The Lost Symbol from Eastern Promise scribe Steven Knight.

Brown has never written a screenplay before, but he should know the material inside out and has already proved himself to be a master storyteller.

And let’s face it, he can’t do worse than Akiva Goldsman and David Koepp, who co-wrote Angels & Demons. The marginally better Da Vinci Code was penned by Goldsman alone.

Incidentally, Koepp – who achieved great things with Jurassic Park earlier in his career – also penned Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008. It was obviously a bad period.

Tom Hanks (who is expected to reprise his role as puzzle-busting Professor Robert Langdon) and director Ron Howard are rather busy at the minute, but we can probably expect a release date to be set next year.

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