Sony Pictures has given MSNBC the first exclusive excerpt with Ron Howard on his upcoming thriller The Da Vinci Code.
Since the seven-minute-plus excerpt did give the reporter time to ask Howard some of the more 'interesting' questions, Howard first had to discuss the controversy behind the book and the adaptation. Ron Howard gives a solid answer and suggests that the best fiction often encourages thought and discussion; something that The Da Vinci Code definitely does. Hell, there are groups already condemning the film.
Ron Howard also gets a reminder that there is just about 100 days to go until the release of The Da Vinci Code, as he and his team work feverishly in the editing room. However, since the film is not stacked with special effect shots, is Ron Howard really going to have to push it before the release date?
Just when things couldn't get any better in the video excerpt, MSNBC gets the first exclusive movie clip from The Da Vinci Code.
Da Vinci Code Movie Clip
The first clip for Da Vinci Code is pretty cool but it does seem a little rushed. I believe that there may have been a small segment cut out somewhere in the middle of the clip in order to hurry it up for the preview (there is a part that jumps).
Now that Ron Howard is willing to spend time with the press and show off some new clips, I wonder if we could possibly expect a second trailer for the film.
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.
To watch the exclusive excerpt on The Da Vinci Code, head over to MSNBC.
The Da Vinci Code will hit theatres on May 19th, two days after the film's showing at Cannes.