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The mullet is back! Tom Hanks' The Lost Symbol has a writer

Mar. 2, 2012by:

When Tom Hanks' THE DA VINCI CODE was released in 2006, several Catholic groups came out and protested theaters on the opening weekend. My friends and I grabbed some poster board, and quickly headed to our local multiplex. However, our signs were in protest of a very different film opening that weekend, Lindsey Lohan's JUST MY LUCK. Where other protesters carried signs that said, “This film is an abomination against our lord,” my sign simply said, “Lohan's Luck-altering powers are an affront to god!”

THE DA VINCI CODE got just as much press for Tom Hanks' mullet as it did the controversy surrounding the content of the film. While the film did well at the box office, critics and audiences had mixed feelings. The 2009 follow up ANGELS AND DEMONS did not impress at the domestic box office. While a third film was announced a while ago, it was unclear when it would start production.

Today Deadline is reporting that Danny Strong, best known for his co-starring role on the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER TV series was named as the writer for the third film in the series, THE LOST SYMBOL. Strong has two TV writing credits including the forthcoming THE GAME CHANGE.

Strong will replace Akiva Goldsman who wrote the two previous films in the series. Series author Dan Brown was also reported to have been working on the screenplay in late 2010. Ron Howard who directed DA VINCI, and ANGELS will not be returning to direct.

Source: Deadline

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9:56AM on 03/04/2012
I actually like Angels & Demons more than The DaVinci Code. So the third movie might be good.
I actually like Angels & Demons more than The DaVinci Code. So the third movie might be good.
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2:43AM on 03/04/2012
There is no "party in the back", thus this is not a mullet.
There is no "party in the back", thus this is not a mullet.
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8:57PM on 03/02/2012
I'm not too upset about Ron Howard not coming back, as the movies were kinda weak sauce. I think someone like JJ Abrams could do wonders with The Lost Symbol.
I'm not too upset about Ron Howard not coming back, as the movies were kinda weak sauce. I think someone like JJ Abrams could do wonders with The Lost Symbol.
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7:33PM on 03/02/2012
Never saw either of the first two films, but anything is an improvement over Akiva Goldsman- and hopefully Tom Hanks does not bring back that ungodly mullet, an affront to hairstyles past, present and future.
Never saw either of the first two films, but anything is an improvement over Akiva Goldsman- and hopefully Tom Hanks does not bring back that ungodly mullet, an affront to hairstyles past, present and future.
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6:27PM on 03/02/2012
While the book is more fleshed out, Angels & Demons was a fun movie. I'm looking forward to seeing the next installment.
While the book is more fleshed out, Angels & Demons was a fun movie. I'm looking forward to seeing the next installment.
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6:01PM on 03/02/2012

don't love em

but I like these movies, they're not amazing but they're fun and have some good rewatch value. I'd very much like to see a third, and a new director could be a cool change of pace. Bring it on!
but I like these movies, they're not amazing but they're fun and have some good rewatch value. I'd very much like to see a third, and a new director could be a cool change of pace. Bring it on!
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4:58PM on 03/02/2012
Someone doesn't know what a mullet is.

Longish hair =/= mullet
Someone doesn't know what a mullet is.

Longish hair =/= mullet
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5:59PM on 03/02/2012
lol yep.
lol yep.
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