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Dan Brown taking on Lost Symbol script duties

Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown will be personally adapting his book The Lost Symbol , the third in his Da Vinci Code saga, for the big screen.

Previously, Steven Knight had been hired to write the script adaptation for the third film in the series, but now Brown has taken the reigns.

Neither Tom Hanks – who played Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons – nor director Ron Howard have yet signed on for Lost Symbol.

But considering their first two films made over $1.24bn at the worldwide box office, we’re sure they’ll get some pretty hefty offers to come back.

Lost Symbol sees Langdon unravelling mysteries around the Freemasons during a 12-hour quest in Washington, DC.