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Robert Langdon returns to unveil Freemason mysteries in Lost Symbol

02.05.2010
LOST SYMBOL, the third film in the Da Vinci Code franchise, is now beginning to gear up. The mystery thriller novel by Dan Brown, from which the film will be based on, sold over a million copies its first day. Will the adaptation be as successful?

Who knows? According to Variety, Tom Hanks "has not yet committed to reprise the role" of Robert Langdon, "though he is expected to." Will it hinge on Ron Howard's involvement? Variety only states that Howard is on in a producer capacity. Definitely on board, however, is British screenwriter Steven Knight (EASTERN PROMISES) who will adapt the story which "finds [protagonist] Robert Langdon summoned to Washington, D.C., where he begins decoding the symbols of the Freemasons."

Freemasonry is a fraternity with origins back in the late 16th century that have always remained rather unclear. They tend to be seen as a secret society and are the center of about a million different conspiracy theories. Do a Google search and see for yourself. Some of it is pretty interesting, most of it rather ridiculous.
Extra Tidbit: Is Jay-Z a Freemason?
Source: Variety

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11:11PM on 02/05/2010
Lets' be honest.. these movies don't hold a fucking candle to the books. There's so much going on in The Davinci Code book that can't translate into a film, thus losing the mystery and overall excitement... and it showed in the god awful adaptation.
Lets' be honest.. these movies don't hold a fucking candle to the books. There's so much going on in The Davinci Code book that can't translate into a film, thus losing the mystery and overall excitement... and it showed in the god awful adaptation.
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10:50AM on 02/05/2010
While this was my least favorite in the series of books, I'm still looking forward to it, as long as Hanks is back and they find a great director (if Howard only remains producer). With Steven Knight attached to write I'm hoping he takes care of the few issues I had with the book. I always find it funny how much people react to these movies/novels. They always act like he's trying to pass these off as fact. It would be like people lashing out at Superman because they are saying that it's
While this was my least favorite in the series of books, I'm still looking forward to it, as long as Hanks is back and they find a great director (if Howard only remains producer). With Steven Knight attached to write I'm hoping he takes care of the few issues I had with the book. I always find it funny how much people react to these movies/novels. They always act like he's trying to pass these off as fact. It would be like people lashing out at Superman because they are saying that it's possible for a man to fly and presenting it as fact, instead of what it is, a fun story meant for entertaining them.
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9:02AM on 02/05/2010
Who controls the British crown?
Who keeps the metric system down?
We do! We do!


Who leaves Atlantis off the maps?
Who keeps the Martians under wraps?
We do! We do!

Who holds back the electric car?
Who makes Steve Gutenberg a star?
We do! We do!

Who robs cavefish of their sight?
Who rigs every Oscar night?
We do! We do!
Who controls the British crown?
Who keeps the metric system down?
We do! We do!


Who leaves Atlantis off the maps?
Who keeps the Martians under wraps?
We do! We do!

Who holds back the electric car?
Who makes Steve Gutenberg a star?
We do! We do!

Who robs cavefish of their sight?
Who rigs every Oscar night?
We do! We do!
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8:42AM on 02/05/2010

we'll see

On the one hand, I think Brown's novels are semi-intellectual, metaphysical messes aimed at an ignorant public to make money. Writing is an art, and Brown has turned it into the kitschey crafts you buy at small town folk-art fairs. They can be entertaining, if you ignore the fact that Brown thinks what he writes is true.
The Lost Symbol wan't bad, and what cracked me up is that he approached Freemasonry from both angles. The side that Freemasonry is a high society charitible organization
On the one hand, I think Brown's novels are semi-intellectual, metaphysical messes aimed at an ignorant public to make money. Writing is an art, and Brown has turned it into the kitschey crafts you buy at small town folk-art fairs. They can be entertaining, if you ignore the fact that Brown thinks what he writes is true.
The Lost Symbol wan't bad, and what cracked me up is that he approached Freemasonry from both angles. The side that Freemasonry is a high society charitible organization that's mostly symbolic and more about promoting brother hood and giving a hand up to the next generation of rich fucks, even though lower classes may join as well, it's more difficult. He also tackles it from the crazy conspiracy theory side, with the villian, who has convinced himself that he gain superpowers from them. It's quite funny actually that the conspiracy thoerists are villianized in the novel, when really they are just sad fucks with no life.
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10:42AM on 02/05/2010
Where do you get the idea that Dan Brown believes what he writes is true? He's said in interviews before that he "never claimed his books to be fact/true", he's well aware that they are just entertainment. The fact that some morons choose to think they are real isn't his fault.
Where do you get the idea that Dan Brown believes what he writes is true? He's said in interviews before that he "never claimed his books to be fact/true", he's well aware that they are just entertainment. The fact that some morons choose to think they are real isn't his fault.
7:32AM on 02/05/2010
first two were bad, but i'm getting my hopes up seeing steven knight's name attached to this..
first two were bad, but i'm getting my hopes up seeing steven knight's name attached to this..
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3:01AM on 02/05/2010
Lol -the so called "Free Masons" must be squirming in their seats these last several years with the books and movies blabbin' the ridiculous(IMO) revelations and secret social decorum of the Order. Basically a hodgepodge of philosophy and religion makes for good movies!
Lol -the so called "Free Masons" must be squirming in their seats these last several years with the books and movies blabbin' the ridiculous(IMO) revelations and secret social decorum of the Order. Basically a hodgepodge of philosophy and religion makes for good movies!
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