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Dan Brown's 'Inferno' is already burning

There's no mystery about what the biggest book of the summer will be: Dan Brown's "Inferno" is coming out on May 14, and his publisher won't let you forget it. Today is the 10th anniversary of Brown's phenomenal blockbuster, "The Da Vinci Code." Doubleday is celebrating by giving away free e-copies of the 2003 novel that launched him into publishing history. As an extra bonus, the e-book also includes the prologue and first chapter of Brown's forthcoming "Inferno."


The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol

Robert Langdon goes for another roller-coaster ride -- this time in a hunt for a Masonic treasure in Washington, D.C. -- in Dan Brown's follow-up to 'The Da Vinci Code.'


'Angels & Demons': $17M Friday But $50M Weekend May Need Divine Intervention

'Angels & Demons': $17M Friday But $50M Weekend May Need Divine Intervention

Sources tell me that Friday's opening North American grosses for Imagine/Sony's Angels & Demons were at least $17 million Friday from 3,527 theaters. So the studio believes the weekend total can't be lower than $47M-$49M and still has a shot at the $50M Sony wanted. But rival studios predicting a $55M-$60M domestic weekend called the result "very disappointing".


Box Office Guru Preview: Hanks Returns to Save Vatican

Only one new film ventures into wide release as Tom Hanks steps back into the role of Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon for the conspiracy thriller Angels & Demons. A sequel to the 2006 smash The Da Vinci Code, Angels reunites Hanks with director Ron Howard for the fourth time. Both films were based on the best-selling novels of Dan Brown. In the new installment, Langdon is called to the Vatican to help stop a secret society from killing the top Cardinals of the Catholic Church following the death of the Pope. Code was a global smash opening three years ago...


New Dan Brown novel coming in September

At last, a new Dan Brown novel is coming.Six years after the release of his mega-selling "The Da Vinci Code," the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group announced that Brown's "The Lost Symbol," a thriller set during a 12-hour period and featuring "Da Vinci Code" symbolist Robert Langdon, will come out in September."This novel has been a strange and wonderful journey," Brown said in a statement issued Monday by his publisher. "Weaving five years of research into the story's twelve-hour time frame was an exhilarating challenge.


'Angels & Demons' may face Vatican boycott

The Vatican could be gearing up for an official call for a boycott of "Angels & Demons," Ron Howard's big-budget follow-up to "The Da Vinci Code."


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