Knopf Doubleday has announced that “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels and Demons” author Dan Brown will release another Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon novel in a year’s time – September 26th 2017.
The book is titled “Origin” and marks the fifth novel of Brown’s about Langdon. The first two have already been adapted for the screen with Tom Hanks as the character. The third, “The Lost Symbol,” was skipped and the fourth, “Inferno,” gets a film adaptation in cinemas next month.
Short of “Inferno” severely underperforming, don’t be surprised if an “Origin” film gets announced in a few years with the usual team of Hanks, director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer. Here’s the synopsis which is damn vague:
“In keeping with his trademark style, Brown interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art and architecture into this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.”
Imagine Entertainment and Sony Pictures have not announced plans for any other Langdon adaptations. “The Da Vinci Code” took in $760 million worldwide while “Angels and Demons” made $486 million worldwide – both were made for a fairly tight $130-150 million each.