Vatican turns down request to shoot for Dan Brown’s book

August 2nd, 2008 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 1 (IANS) The Vatican has acknowledged that it turned down a request for shooting a film based on Dan Brown’s “Angels and Demons”. The book is said to be the prequel to the controversial book, “The Da Vinci Code”, written by the author.

The spokesman confirmed that the request to shoot at various locations within Vatican City was denied without even looking at the script of the film, reports

“Usually we read the script but in this case it wasn’t necessary. Just the name Dan Brown was enough,” Father Marco Fibbi told the London Daily Telegraph in an interview.

“‘Angels and Demons’ peddles a type of fantasy that damages our common religious beliefs, just like ‘The Da Vinci Code’ did,” he added.

Apparently, the Catholic Church is still angry over “The Da Vinci Code”, which suggested that Jesus might have been secretly married to Mary Magdalene.

Adapted from Brown’s bestseller, the film has been written by Akiva Goldsman and will again feature Tom Hank’s character Robert Langdon once again battling the Vatican.

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