I have absolutely no interest in seeing Ron Howard’s “Angels and Demons”. I’ve never read the book, I’m not all that big a fan of Tom Hanks (nothing against the guy, but I’ve just never found his movies to be “must see” films), and from what I’ve heard of “The Da Vinci Code”, it sucked, although still managed to make a gazillion dollars worldwide. Funny how that works, huh? Anyways, on the heels of those first images from the movie surfacing in an article in USA Today, here’s the teaser trailer for the much-anticipated “Angels and Demons”, the prequel to Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”. You don’t see much, but that’s the point of a teaser trailer, I guess.
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. 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.
Get your decoder rings out on May 15, 2009.