Filming has begun on “Angels and Demons”, Sony Pictrues follow-up to “The Da Vinci Code”, and the first set pics have gone online at la Repubblica.
Based on the Dan Brown novel, the film has Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) teaming with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra on a frantic race against the clock to stop both a bomb obliterating Vatican City during a papal enclave, and an assassin systematically wiping out the four favourite candidates for the new Pope.
The trip takes them through Rome’s sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals and the most secretive vault on earth… the long-forgotten Illuminati lair.
The good news is that Hanks does not have that often complained about long haircut from ‘Da Vinci’, instead opting for a slightly longer than usual but neatly trimmed short hairstyle.
Ayelet Zurer and Pierfrancesco Favino were also spotted during filming at the Piazza del Popolo, the church where Langdon finds the first abducted cardinal. Shooting was temporarily halted when Hanks sustained a hand injury.
Videos of the filming can be found at BadTaste, whilst a gallery of photos from the shot can be accessed by clicking below: