- Cast: Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, David Pasquesi, Cosimo Fusco, Allen Dula, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Carmen Argenziano, Pierfrancesco Favino, Elya Baskin, Ursula BrooksvThure Lindhardt, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Kimberley Joseph, Peggy Lane, Richard Schimmelpfenneg, Norbert Weisser, Masasa Moyo, Endre Hules, Gino Conforti, Shelby Zemanek, Victor Alfieri
- Director: Ron Howard
- Writers: David Koepp, Akiva Goldsman
- Producers: John Calley, Brian Grazer
- Associate Producers: William M. Connor, Kathleen McGill, Louisa Velis
- Executive Producers: Dan Brown, Todd Hallowell
- Art Directions: Alex Cameron, Luke Freeborn, Marc Homes, Giles Masters, Dawn Swiderski
- Castings: Janet Hirshenson, Jane Jenkins
- Costume Design: Daniel Orlandi
- D.O.P.: Salvatore Totino
- Editors: Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill
- Musics: Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
- Production Design: Allan Cameron
- Set Decorations: Robert Gould, Richard Roberts
The team behind the global phenomenon "The Da Vinci Code" returns for the highly anticipated "Angels & Demons," based upon the bestselling novel by Dan Brown. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard religious expert Robert Langdon, who once again finds that forces with ancient roots are willing to stop at nothing, even murder, to advance their goals. Ron Howard again directs the film, which is produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and John Calley. The screenplay is by David Koepp and Akiva Goldsman.
When Langdon discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati - the most powerful underground organization in history - he also faces a deadly threat to the existence of the secret organization's most despised enemy: the Catholic Church. When Langdon learns that the clock is ticking on an unstoppable Illuminati time bomb, he jets to Rome, where he joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and enigmatic Italian scientist. Embarking on a nonstop, action-packed hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra will follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that mark the Vatican's only hope for survival.
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA; Rome, Italy
- Production Companies: Brian Grazer/John Calley, Columbia Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment
- Production Schedule: 5 June 2008 - November 2008
This movie became the first big-screen casualty of the Hollywood writer's strike in 2007, because Akiva Goldsman's script still needed work, and he was on strike with the Writers Guild of America. So, production of the movie had to be postponed.
The production had to build a scale replica of St. Peter's Square since Vatican officers banned the movie from being filmed in its grounds.
Roman Catholic Church officials found The Da Vinci Code offensive, so the filmmakers were unable to shoot inside the churches Santa Maria del Popolo and Santa Maria della Vittoria
The Caserta Palace doubled for the inside of the Vatican and the Biblioteca Angelica was used for the Vatican Library.