For those of you who are overly thrilled for the upcoming adaptation of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code by Ron Howard you may want to make a note that Cannes is the place to be this year. Opening with Da Vinci, the film will play at the festival two days early.
Da Vinci Code at 59th Festival de Cannes
According to THR, Ron Howard's The Da Vinci Code will open the 59th Festival de Cannes on May 17, two days before the film is released worldwide, the festival's organizers said Saturday.
A nice little bonus for The Da Vinco Code in Paris is the fact that good portions of the story take place there and the famous Louvre Museum is used as one of the many important locations.
We have recently been alerted that our official page was a little behind for the film and have updated the official site and synopsis for The Da Vinci Code accordingly.
While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci -- clues visible for all to see -- yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion -- an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.
In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret -- and an explosive historical truth -- will be lost forever.
The Da Vinci Code will hit theatres on May 19th, two days after the film's showing at Cannes.