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The Lost Symbol
I've read just about every popular novel out there, save for my refusal of Twilight, and that means I got around to The Lost Symbol. My least favorite of the three Robert Langdon books from Dan Brown, it was still pretty dang good. Using the same formula, Brown found another story that didn't allow us to close the pages; until the end. Seeing another chance to score financially on the franchise, Columbia Pictures has picked up the book for adaptation into a feature film.
Columbia Adapting The Lost Symbol
While the past Robert Langdon books took us around the globe, The Lost Symbol takes place right in here in Washington DC. Focusing on the Freemasons, the story dives into the mysteries of that historic, and very secret, institution.
Tom Hanks has not yet committed, but Columbia assumes he will. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard have already signed on to produce.
Though The Da Vinci Code grossed $758 million worldwide in 2006, Angels and Demons fell short of that mark last year with a $486 million worldwide haul.
Columbia thinks Symbol can do better, considering that it sold one-million copies on the day of its publication.