Enter author Dan Brown who announced today that he's finished his next novel, "The Lost Symbol," that Doubleday will release this September.
No plot details were announced but the novel was in production under the title "The Solomon Key" and will reportedly focus on the mysterious Freemasons. Doubleday did confirm that the story "takes place in a twelve-hour period" and that the first run would be over 5 million, the largest in their history.
Neither Tom Hanks nor director Ron Howard have officially signed on to return but at this point, that seems a formality when there's this much money involved.
^I had a feeling they would release the 3rd Langdon book sometime this year and I figured around the time of a DVD release for Angels and Demons. Looking forward to it. I wonder if there will be an illustrated edition like they released for the other two?
Let's see if Brown's third Langdon book is going to contain these same elements as the previous two...
A damsel in distress with a recently died daddy.
A freak killer.
As an ending "twist", their most useful ally turns out to be the main bad guy.
I mean, apart from the location and MacGuffin, the guy technically released same novel twice.
I think all 4 of his book follow a very similar theme. But theres no denying that they make for great reading, they are very fast paced thrillers I think.
I still think that out of the 2 Langdon novels that Angels is the easiest to convert to cinema, my fear is that it will suffer at the box office as a result of the disappointing Da Vinci movie. Although I can see why Da Vinci was made first, its huge sales virtually guaranteed box office success.