Films

Angels and Demons

May 15th 2009
  • Suspense/Thriller,
  • PG-13,
  • 138 min,
  • Sony Pictures
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  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor, Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd, David Pasquesi, Cosimo Fusco, Allen Dula, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Carmen Argenziano, Pierfrancesco Favino, Elya Baskin, Ursula Brooks, Thure 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, Ron Howard
  • Associate Producers: William M. Connor, Anna Culp, Kathleen McGill, Louisa Velis
  • Executive Producers: Dan Brown, Todd Hallowell, Marco Valerio Pugini
  • 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
  • Makeup: John Blake
  • Musics: Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
  • Production Design: Allan Cameron
  • Set Decorations: Robert Gould, Richard Roberts

Storyline

Angels and Demons re-teams director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks for the sequel to their international blockbuster adaptation of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code. Although the book Angels and Demons was written before the novel The Da Vinci Code, the movie transpires after the events of the earlier movie. Hanks stars as professor Robert Langdon, the most respected symbologist in the United States, who uses his knowledge in order to decode a symbol on the skin of a murder victim. The clues put him on the trail of an international conspiracy involving the Catholic Church. 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.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA; Rome, Italy
  • MPAA Warning: Sequences of violence, disturbing images and thematic material
  • Production Budget: $150 million
  • Production Companies: Brian Grazer/John Calley, Columbia Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Production Schedule: 5 June 2008 - November 2008

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Trivia

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.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 13 May 2009: Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine
  • 14 May 2009: Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, UK
  • 15 May 2009: Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela
  • 20 May 2009: Norway
  • 22 May 2009: Mexico
  • 29 May 2009: India
  • 1 June 2009: Armenia