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Angels & Demons
While Angels & Demons is a prequel to The Da Vinci Code on paper, director Ron Howard has confirmed that the story, as a film, is most definitely a sequel.
Angels & Demons Talk
While talking to ComingSoon, Ron Howard discusses everything about Angels & Demons including how the film's predecessor, The Da Vinci Code, was considered a flop though it grossed an impressive $750 million worldwide. As mentioned, the director does confirm that the prequel is now a sequel; but that doesn't mean he isn't switching things up a bit.
"It is going to be different, but it has everything to do with the story," he told us. "This literally is a ticking bomb story, and it's very much about modernity clashing with antiquity and technology vs. faith, so these themes, these ideas are much more active whereas the other one lived so much in the past. The tones are just innately so different between the two stories. We also felt a lot more license to take liberties with this plot then we probably did, because this is a great movie story but it doesn't carry with it the weight the 'Da Vinci Code' did for its readers. I'm hoping this is a really great entertainment."
Howard goes on to discuss how the Vatican wasn't game to see any video cameras on its property, so he had to get creative. Check out the entire discussion here.
Angels & Demons opens to theaters on May 15th, 2009.