Scheduled for release May 19, 2006, Columbia Pictures’ The Da Vinci Code
is an adaptation of the controversial book by the same name. Criticized by historians and the Catholic Church, the 2003 novel by Dan Brown was a huge hit for many readers. A work of fiction, Brown’s accurate descriptions of historical works of art help bring the thrilling plot into sharp focus. Fans have eagerly anticipated the release of the movie adaptation, when the code will be cracked on the big screen.
Directed by Ron Howard, the cast features such big names as Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, and Audrey Tautou. Moviegoers will go on a thrilling journey through Paris, beginning at the famous Louvre where many of Da Vinci’s works are displayed, before finding themselves in merry old England across the Channel. The 2003 book reveals a plot instigated by the Catholic Church to hide some of the truths about the life of Jesus Christ. The book’s popularity breathed new life into Christian myth and legend, and after the movie debuts fans will no doubt find themselves more curious about the history of Christianity.
The movie promises to slowly unveil clues in many of Da Vinci’s paintings, revealing a mystery protected by a secret society for more than two millennia. And though the movie is a screen adaptation of the book, there could be some changes now that the story is up on the big screen. Fans will have to wait and see how the mystery of The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code
promises to be thrilling ride for fans both old and new. Strong acting and direction will no doubt be the core of this exciting flick, which will fascinate viewers and keep them guessing with each new clue that is revealed. Finally, the popular novel will come alive in the theaters when the code is cracked this Spring.