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A new DA VINCI CODE rumor hits! Is Silas cast'

Hey, folks. Quint here with a totally unconfirmed rumor about a possible casting choice for Ron Howard's upcoming adaptation of Dan Brown's THE DA VINCI CODE. Having not read the book (didn't seem like my cup of tea at the time it came out and now I'd like to go into the film fresh) and not knowing the character of Silas, I can't give an opinion on this rumor, other than really liking Jim Carrey, especially after ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND. The fellow below believes this to be a bad idea. What do you folks think?

I have this on very good authority that Ron Howard is working out a deal with Jim Carey for the part of 'Silas'. Howard's people are saying that they are actually casting 'european' for the part to cover that fact. Whatever integrity was in this project or Howard himself has just been completely annihilated. What, Tom Hanks wasn't enough to bring in the box office???



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  • March 5, 2005, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Silas

    by Celtican

    Carrey!??? I was expecting Jake Busey to get the role.

  • March 5, 2005, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Carrey works

    by chubb rock

    Maybe I'm first, maybe not. Hanks is a draw but who cares? Is there such thing as too many big names in a movie? I think this is a modern approach that you can't have many stars in a film.

  • March 5, 2005, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Silas is Jake Busey!

    by Jugs

    In the book the description of Silas was exactly like Jake.

  • March 5, 2005, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Miscast

    by moviemaniac-7

    I like the book, but I think it's overrated. I like the actors involved, but somehow I think that every single actor is miscast. It just all feels wrong.

  • March 5, 2005, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Carrey wouldn't choose a bad film

    by ChorleyFM

    And although the book although a huge seller isn't exactly a classic so changing things up a bit wouldn't be that bad of a deal.

  • March 5, 2005, 5:16 a.m. CST

    You MUST be kidding, right?

    by Sithlord_999

    Silas is Ahnuld's albino twin brother- that's who should be cast- nothing more, nothing less. I have no expectations for this so-called adaptation. If there are someout there who feel Lucas raped their childhoods, that's nothing compared to what Ron Howard is doing with this material. QUINT- do yourself a favor, READ THE NOVEL - and FORGET ABOUT Ron Howard's DA VINCI ABORTION. What's next, Opus Dei will be replaced by some unknown sect? Fuck that. It wouldn't take a genius to adapt this novel- the way it's written, like an Indiana Jones Screenplay, it's ready to be filmed- and THAT is Dan Brown's genius.

  • March 5, 2005, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Albinos are being slandered.....

    by Hairy Nutsack

    Haven't you heard yet people? If they make this movie then people will believe that all albinos are evil murdering cultists. Because we all form our opinions about people based on what we see in movies right? Right? Stupid ridiculous fucking activists with nothing better to do than whine to the fucking media over nothing. LMFAO!! Anyway, Jim Carrey is a brilliant slapstick comedian, but who the fuck thinks this would then make him suitable for a character that is some kind of badass combat trained assassin? This can't be true, it's just too ridiculous an idea.

  • Hey it happened to Chewie.

  • March 5, 2005, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Silas

    by TKO

    Seeing the work that Mark Walberg did in the Sixth Sense, that's the kind of image I've always pictured as Silas

  • March 5, 2005, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Who knows? They made Tom Cruise an aging hitman.

    by Cymbol

    However, as a previous poster said, I'm not diggin' the whole casting issue with this movie. Tom Hanks doesn't fit the part. Jim Carrey as a serious bad guy. The book was interesting, and a fun, quick read. One thing, Jake Busey has been cast way too many times as the crazed, albino, bad guy. (Not something you would think would be easy to be type-cast in!!!) He's getting to be like that one chinese bad guy you saw in every single action movie. Albino terrorist, no problem. Jake Busey. It makes casting Jim Carrey seem like a good idea, after all.

  • March 5, 2005, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Donnie Wahlberg was in 6th Sense

    by rogerconnery

  • March 5, 2005, 9:12 a.m. CST

    This film...

    by Falcon-1

    is starting to sound more and more like "Bonfire of the Vanities" with each announcement made. A popular director, a huge star in the lead, another in an equally critical role. This movie doesn't have a chance. Although Harry would call me a red-state, religious, right-winger, when I read this book, I approached it with an open mind. I found it an interesting piece of fiction (something that even Dan Brown continues to say) but it didn't shake my faith. It didn't make me question the Bible. I was surprised at how bad a light it painted the Catholic church in, though. Anyway, the point is, it wasn't a bad book. Now, with the way everything is coming together for it's film adaptation, it's "Bonfire of the Vanities" all over again. I guess things in H'wood really are cyclical.

  • March 5, 2005, 9:20 a.m. CST

    by Vynson

    I think its laughable when fan boys want to continue casting the same actors into the same pigeonholed roles and then whine about how the actors have no range. You guys see Jake Busey because you saw Contact (Great movie). You guys are central casting cliches. Jim Carrey has proven his range and could play a great Silas, albino or no. And I speak as someone who has actually read the book (you know books, right boys? The kind that are thicker than a dime and aren't held together by staples and stored upright in mylar?) when I say that Tom Hanks is a great choice for Langdon. An early rumor had put Russell Crowe in the part and I think he would have been good as well. My wish for Sophie was always Irene Jacob, but the actresses I've heard mentioned will be good as well. I think Ron Howard will give us a great time at the movies with this picture. Film adaptations are rarely identical to the novel and changes are not only necessary, but often brilliant alterations that make it possible to bring a fuller vision of the novel's themes and spirit to the big screen. Frankly, it's easier to have an albino skulking around in a book than it is in a movie. To put it in terms some of you can understand, you have have Wolverine in yellow tights in the comic book, but in the movies, he'd look like a flamer. The black leather is kinky enough. If Silas is not an albino, it will not take away from the core story.

  • March 5, 2005, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Ian Fleming used to do this in all his books--the villains alway

    by FrankDrebin

    They should drop the albino business. Sometimes it's actually a good thing to be PC.

  • March 5, 2005, 10:27 a.m. CST

    I kinda saw Paul Bettany for the part - see attached

    by Fish Tank

    http://www.dac.neu.edu/english/kakelly/chaucer/notchaucer.jpg

  • March 5, 2005, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Take a deep breath everyone...

    by earthlingdave

    It's not like the book is such classic and brilliant source material. It's basically a pulp novel about religion. I mean, any author who uses an ellipsis to end every chapter can't be taken too seriously. "And then he opened the door..." Cheese!

  • March 5, 2005, 11:43 a.m. CST

    What we need is a young Rutger Hauer

    by Judge Doom

    This adaptation is doomed from the start, just like catwoman... I blame the Iluminatti.

  • March 5, 2005, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Albinos didn't complain about the villainous albino thug in "Col

    by rev_skarekroe

    They really are just normal people who want to be left alone to live in their remote, ramshackle villages with their inbred, cannibalistic lifestyles.

  • March 5, 2005, 12:05 p.m. CST

    THIS IS THE GUY FOR SILAS!

    by chuknowz

    Neal McDonough http://imdb.com/name/nm0568180/ Since we no longer have a young Rutger Hauer.

  • March 5, 2005, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Ridiculous decision.

    by fitzcarraldo2

    Totally miscast. I thought Ron Perlman would have been perfect.

  • March 5, 2005, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Untrue rumor

    by Steal_Dragon

    The first reason is that Jim Carrey is to big of a star to do this film and would be too distracting. Howard would probably choose a lesser known actor for the role. Second reason is Carrey is too busy. Six Million Dollar Man is going to be pushed to 2006 and he already has another movie coming out that same year.

  • March 5, 2005, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Da Man

    by RowanM

    Rutger Hauer. One of my all time favourite actors. I want to see him in more movies. At least he's in Batman Begins.

  • March 5, 2005, 12:38 p.m. CST

    How is Langdon like Indiana Jones?

    by successor

    I read the book a while back and I don't recall him shooting Nazis or terrorists or swinging from posts on a whip or hanging onto the back of trucks. About the only similiarity to Jones is that he's an academic geek who solves puzzles. If anything, _Da Vinci Code_ was more like the movie version of "The Fugitive," with Langdon run all over France and England solving puzzles. To be honest, I don't even understand why they'd adapt the book--aside from the big money it's made, of course. Hell, it's practically a screenplay in novel form. To be sure it's a good, cheesy 'B' read, but nothing spectacular. If you really want a book to adapt, how about Alastair Reynolds's _Chasm City_ with Ridley Scott reteaming with H.R. Giger to do designs of Chasm City and victims of the Melding Plague? Now that's something I'd pay money for.

  • March 5, 2005, 1:49 p.m. CST

    The book was fairly crap

    by MiserableRainGod

    Is there a mystery in this book, other than "who is the criminal mastermind?" (which is a pretty lame mystery, seeing as there are only 6 or 7 characters in the whole friggin book). The main character, Robert Langdon, already knows the answer to every question; he already knows all about Da Vinci and secret societies and the paintings and the secret of Jesus and all that stuff...the entire book is just him and Sophie trying to find enough time for him to explain it to her. Wow. What suspense, what intrigue. Peh. Brown can write nice sentences and paragraphs, and I applaud him for his research into art, architecture, history, etc - but the guy sucks at crafting an intriguing mystery with any type of suspense...at least in this book. Plus, he passes off some pretty lame-brain, mostly unaccpeted and disproven theories as widely-accepted truth - which it is not.

  • March 5, 2005, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Jim and Tom

    by BRUTICUS

    Well, Tom, everytime I see the guy I see the guy from sleepless in seattle, so why would I want to be thinking about sleepless in seattle the whole time im watching the da vinci code I will never know. While Carey did a great job of showing range in Eternal Sunshine the reason that role worked was because it was a kauffman film, it WAS stilll a quirky film. The CODE however,is not, Silas' role is not. Im sure Jim Carey could pull off a borrdingly depressed albino, but will the audience buy it? Thats a long stretch. When will hollywood realize that casting big name actors is distracting and subtracts from the artistry of a film?

  • March 5, 2005, 2:43 p.m. CST

    What can Brown do for you?

    by RaylanGivens

    Brown makes my head hurt with his clunky exposition and dialoque so wooden it makes George Lucas sound like Elmore Fucking Leonard. Personally I thought the ideas and clues behind DA VINCI were fun and interesting, but now that everyone else has jumped on the bandwagon (coughNATIONALTREASUREcough) this movie will ironically feel like it's 5 minutes late to the party. May as well cast actors who are fun to watch. And I'll watch Carrey in anything after ETERNAL SUNSHINE. The man is great. You crawl naked out of a mechanical rhino's ass once, and the Academy won't recognize your genius. Let that be a lesson to you kids.

  • March 5, 2005, 3:56 p.m. CST

    davinci code

    by silverstorm

    what unimaginative castingby ron howard,if he goes with tom hanks.can't he make a film without him?the whole cast should be european,then we'd have some quality!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • March 5, 2005, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Damn, Neal McDonough is a really great Idea!

    by Judge Doom

    He was a crazy cannibal in some weird movie I saw once.

  • March 5, 2005, 4:36 p.m. CST

    carrey

    by smackfu

    I think the Carrey casting is vaguely intriguing. #1, he's a hard worker, you know he'll give everything he's got to the role; #2 Sometimes the most seeminly miscast roles end up being cinematic genius, a washed-up John Travolta as a hitman, anyone? #3 This book\movie never really sound very good in the first place, with Ron Howard directing it? Really, in the end, the opportunity to watch Jim Carrey play a badass will probably be this films only redeeming quality.

  • March 5, 2005, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Have to agree with Vynson about Jake Busey

    by Xandr37

    He already played a crazy, ultrareligious albino in Contact, it would be horrible to see it done twice.

  • March 5, 2005, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Carrey is a great actor, but....

    by Steve Zodiac

    he's not Silas. I was actually picturing Crispin Glover for the part. He could do a great albinos, and I could see him portraying the faith obsess, self inducing pain character that is Silas.

  • March 5, 2005, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Is the book any good?

    by MisterE

    Greetings, all. I'm trying to read Dan Browns's "Angels & Demons" (the first adventure of Robert Langdon), and I really don't think that the guy can write very well. Is "The Da Vinci Code" better, or am I wasting my time getting involved with this series?

  • March 5, 2005, 5:45 p.m. CST

    The late stuntman Dar Robinson would have been great

    by Spacesheik

    Watch his work in FOUL PLAY and STICK -- in both movies playing albino hitmen.

  • March 5, 2005, 6:27 p.m. CST

    misterE

    by silverstorm

    Oh yes indeed,you are very much wasting your time.you'd be better off knitting or doing something of a similar constructive nature.

  • March 5, 2005, 8:32 p.m. CST

    MisterE... depends on whether or not you like to read

    by Vynson

    MisterE. I enjoyed ANGELS AND DEMONS and DAVINCI CODE. They were great fun. Are they a cure for cancer? No. They are what they are. They are fairly intelligent page-turners. They aren't pretending to be overly profound or esoterically smart. You want deep life metaphors, and a damn quick read, grab THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA. You want a supersmart novel, try CONTACT (very different from the movie). Some of these fanboys can't work up the commitment for anything more than 25 pages that isn't panel to panel continuity, but if you want a fun read, Dan Brown writes a fun story.

  • March 5, 2005, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Maybe my take on this is not the norm, but I like to see actors

    by Barry Egan

    They are, after all, actors and I prefer to see them tackle wildly diverse parts. Seeing Carrey play an effective villian (NOT the Riddler or Count Olaf) would be really cool.

  • March 5, 2005, 10:12 p.m. CST

    MisterE is right about Dan Brown

    by Barry Egan

    I read about a third of DaVinci Code before I couldn't read further. The guy is not a very good writer. Some of the ideas are kind of cool, but the book is not very well written.

  • March 5, 2005, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Chapter 40

    by RowanM

    I put that book down a few weeks ago. Page 230. Note to self. Must finish it.

  • March 5, 2005, 11:39 p.m. CST

    One thing is for certain -

    by WeedyMcSmokey

    - This Davinci Code bullshit has got to stop. I'm pretty sure a movie starring Tom Hanks is a perfect way to do it.

  • March 6, 2005, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Angels & Demons was better

    by Krillian

    Angels & Demons was the first Dan Brown book starring Robert Langdon, and while it still has a lot of Da Vinci Code's problems (a Sith relationship between a mystery mastermind and his apprentice assassin; every single chapter ending with a cliffhanger sentence, i.e. "And then he couldn't believe what he saw next!") but it had a better pace, a cooler climax, and in general, it would make a better movie than Da Vinci Code. That said, Jim Carrey would not be good at all as Silas. I would say Paul Bettany or Ron Perlman or Clancy Brown or Tim Roth or Gary Oldman or Nick Stahl or Brad Dourif or any decent character actor who can play a tortured soul really.

  • March 6, 2005, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Solomon Grundy...

    by Eshu

    should play Silas... there's really no other choice and this puny Carry fella is complete miscast.

  • March 6, 2005, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Tall, gangly, haunted Adrien Brody would have been great

    by Spacesheik

    But I guess hes busy with KING KONG

  • March 6, 2005, 7:25 a.m. CST

    What, they couldn't get Tone Loc?

    by Wild At Heart

    Huh?

  • March 6, 2005, 8:38 a.m. CST

    The book

    by Celtican

    I read the book last year when I was travelling to pass the time. I don't know if anyone agrees but I thought the writing was terrible and full of cliches. Brown's claims of certain information being facts were unfounded. Was entertaining though.

  • March 6, 2005, 10:16 a.m. CST

    book wasn't THAT bad

    by ZaphodBB

    I found myself reading many chapters at a time (which I don't usually do while reading) as the plot was continually enriched. I liked the religious history lessons (I knew little about the Knights Templar) and was constantly impressed by the author's delving into etymologies (origins of words). Yes, some parts were a little cliche ... and I often found myself solving puzzles that took the characters - who were professional cryptographers - a little longer ... but, overall, it was a good read. I'm sure that when it makes it to the big screen many are going to see it (or part of it) as a rip-off of "Eyes Wide Shut".

  • March 6, 2005, 1:51 p.m. CST

    doesn't live up to the hype

    by runlola

    i read the book. thought it was mostly trash. have to agree with ZaphodBB that some of those puzzles took WAY too long for them to solve. i mean, anyone who knows anything about da vinci knows that he wrote backwards. plus, a lot of what dan brown says about the painings, especially the virgin on the rocks, is only there if that's what you want to see. if you want to see a menacing hand, instead of a finger simply pointing, you'll find it eventually. he seems to read sinister messages into things that simply aren't. my biggest problem with the book, and eventually the movie, is that it detracts from what a genius da vinci was and casts his name in a bad light.

  • March 6, 2005, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Deception

    by Captain RawBeard

    I have read Four Dan Brown Books so far and I have enjoyed them all. Personally Deception is a far superior book in my eyes adn would make a much more intersting film, The Da Vinci code sounds like it will be a less interesting National Treasure.

  • March 6, 2005, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Mistake

    by smoulder

    Jim Carrey's persona is 180 degrees wrong for this role. Silas is a big, brooding European (and an albino, but that will be makeup, I think). He is fanatically devout and believes he is doing God's work as he follows orders to murder various people. Carrey is wrong physically (skinny) as well. Just doesn't make sense.

  • March 6, 2005, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Sounds bogus

    by haunted

    WTF? Dolph Lundgren is unavailable?

  • March 6, 2005, 6:16 p.m. CST

    by Vynson

    Jim Carrey's persona? Hell, I didn't realize you knew Jim Carrey. I guess he'll have to break down and "act" his way through the part. Surely they can find a real albino zealot lackey assassin to film?

  • March 6, 2005, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Sound, Leave Dolph Lundgren where he is!

    by Robofag

    He started his professional life as a brillant physicist adn scholar and now I guess he's been given the chance to go back at a better life, out of moronic serial B flicks... lol

  • March 6, 2005, 9:07 p.m. CST

    literacy and YOU

    by smackfu

    I'm sorry Lemmiwinks, but attacking people's literacy for not reading the DaVinci Code is like attacking their literacy for not reading the latest Dean Koontz or John Grisham novel.

  • March 6, 2005, 11:42 p.m. CST

    I F*cking LOVE The Idea!!!

    by delwin

    I seriously do, I think Carey has it in him! He's severly underrated!

  • March 7, 2005, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Not Carrey... but close

    by SPlissken

    I think the spy meant to say "the guy who WORKED with Jim Carrey, in 'Me, Myself, and Irene'". You know which guy I mean...

  • March 7, 2005, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Howard can't control Carrey into a bearable performance

    by elab49

    Only 2.5 directors have in his entire career! And they were directors - not hacks. Then again - crap book to crap film so who cares :)

  • March 7, 2005, 5:33 a.m. CST

    UGH casting real Sh..!

    by Aranel

    Ugh can't believe this! Can't imagine Hanks as Langdon. Audrey Tautou as what's her name is an even bigger mistake! (how on earth did they get that idea???) and now Carrey as Silas??? God, are they really trying to f.... this one up???

  • March 7, 2005, 10:19 a.m. CST

    >> Dan Brown is a HACK. Don't get suckered into the HYPE. <<

    by Jeditemple

    His book "The Da Vinci Code" deliberately set out to try and discredit the Bible and to stir up controversy. Let's face it, controversial books are hot, especially among the intellectually retarded. His publishers knew that it would sell to a bunch of half-wits, who would never investigate the subject further than the pages of his book. Don't accept ANY book at face value. Think for yourself and do your own research before reaching a conclusion.

  • March 7, 2005, 10:30 a.m. CST

    IMO the issue is a godawful 2D cliche of a book

    by elab49

    I don't care what his agenda was. If you want to read a decent book of the genre try Umberto Eco. Brown's writing and characterisation is atrocious. Actually - forget my comment above. Howard is perfect for this chair.

  • March 7, 2005, 11:46 a.m. CST

    STORMARE STORMARE STORMARE

    by Mentok

    Peter Stormare is perfect for the role of Silas.

  • March 7, 2005, 11:46 a.m. CST

    carrey works

    by ZO

    really well here. why not cast the best u can do?

  • March 7, 2005, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Silas

    by WorstPoochieEver

    I see him as Brock Lesner (the wrestler/football player). But mayhap he doesn't possess the acting chops.

  • March 7, 2005, 2:54 p.m. CST

    You Got Duped

    by Dr. Boozehound

    Sorry. No way is this going to be Carrey. Simply not possible. Sorry. It's not April Fool's yet, so whatever the source of this is, it's just a dumb joke and some one fell for it. Carrey would be better suited to playing Ghandi or Hannibal Lector than this role. Howard will screw up this movie, I have no doubt about that. It will be dull and very very "safe" by the time he is through with it... which is a crying shame and exactly why he should have been on the short list of the people who DEFINITELY SHOULD NOT direct it... just as Tom Hanks should have been on the very short list of those who SHOULD NOT have starred in it. But while Ron Howard is neither bold nor edgy in neither his stories nor his storytelling, neither is he a complete MORON. Which one would have to be to cast Jim Carrey in that or really any role in this movie. I loved Carrey in Sunshine and in Truman show. The man has his place. This is not it. And it's not like Lemony Snickett where he had no place, and it just made it a different sort of movie... Ron Howard has no place in this movie, Tom Hanks has no place in this movie... their presence will simply make it another sort of movie. Carrey's presence would completely DECONSTRUCT this movie.

  • March 7, 2005, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Angels and Demons was not better

    by MinasTirithII

    Don't be silly to even suggest it was. Da Vinci code fixed all the nagging issues of ANgels and Demons, like it's very slow pace and tangents that led to nowhere. DaVinci code, much better. ANd Quint "I don't want to read the book so the movie is fresh", just stfu.

  • March 7, 2005, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Those who bash the book...

    by Dr. Boozehound

    Are talking themselves into it because it was so popular. Sometimes things are popular for a reason. Newsflash, Brown doesn't write like Faulkner and Brown doesn't write like Dick and Brown doesn't write like Terry Brooks or whoever the people on this web site read. Personally I didn't like the way the book was written at all, but the story is fast paced and action oriented and the back drop is fascinating. You can't read it without imagining the movie version. Personally, I feel like it should play like "After Hours" but instead of Cheech and Chong at the end, the Catholic Church is full of balogna. The problem is that the book is actually edgy. If they made a movie out of the book, the movie would be protested by CATHOLICS and CONSERVATIVE BILLY GRAHAM GROUPS... not by Albinos. The movie should be edgy. It should be more protested than the Last Temptation of Christ, but it won't be. The book should have been so protested, but there's no reason to fear books anymore because the masses don't read. Under Howard, it will not be protested or even sweated by anyone other than Albinos. That's the true shame of this. We need more protestable movies. We need more passions and more Michael Moore movies. We need stuff that churns stuff up. Contraversy in our movies should be based on more than whether or not the actors are having actual sex.

  • March 7, 2005, 4:07 p.m. CST

    The book was a snooze......

    by Jimmy Jazz

    I'd much rather see a movie version of Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum. Same subject matter, better told

  • March 7, 2005, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Eco writes a better book

    by Dr. Boozehound

    ...but not a better movie. Maybe for you and me and about fifteen other people in this country who have read both books... Eco's books are intellectual endeavors. Brown's are more entertainment oriented. Bladerunner, 2001 and I Robot are all science fiction movies (all based on books) with similar themes... as movies, one is a noir with mood and atmosphere, one is an intellectual mind trip and one is an attempt at mass appeal with lost of explosions and what not. In a perfect world, Eco's story would be like 2001, Brown's like Bladerunner and National Treasure has already proved a bigger failure than I Robot.

  • March 7, 2005, 7:03 p.m. CST

    I'm reading it now (actually doing it on "tape"), and it is horr

    by minderbinder

    Come on. The writing is afwul and formulaic to the point of being comical. Sure, the grail legend is interesting, but that's only because Brown didn't write it, he just took it from existing literature! I'm sure it's facinating if you've spent your life under a rock and never heard the grail/christ stories before. Seriously, people complain about the writing in Harry Potter, but that's like shakespeare compared to this crap. And Hanks seems like an awkward fit, Langdon IS supposed to be the professor side of Indiana Jones. The book even comes out and mentions Harrison Ford when describing him, it's blatantly obvious that Brown hoped this would be a movie someday and wrote it pandering to that idea, down to having actors in mind for the characters. And by the way, both National Treasure and I Robo were big moneymakers, I don't know why anyone would think either is a big failure.

  • March 8, 2005, 7:31 a.m. CST

    LAST WORD-SILAS IS... TOMMY FROM TRAINSPOTTING

    by BONZO

    There can be only one Kevin Mckidd from trainspotting would rock, he is a fantastic actor and has the albino look. He was the straight guy eho got in to heroin after he split with his girlfriend because rented nicked his sex tape Ron do your self a favour

  • March 9, 2005, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Great for fans of the massive center

    by Homer Sexual

    I read the DaVinci code in a few days, thought it was mediocre, not bad but nothing special, and the whole "Eyes Wide Shut" section at least as dopey as the EWS movie was. My ex professes to "Love" the book but has been reading it for months now, because she doesn't like to read. My mom and aunt, who love standard mysteries and read them like candy, enjoyed the book. I think it is so ironic that such a super mainstream book is considered "controversial" but totally agree with the post saying that having Hanks and Howard will guarantee a controversy-free middlebrow smash. Fo' shizzle!

  • March 9, 2005, 5:57 p.m. CST

    HHmmm... Do I Really Give a Shit??

    by jonleeus

    No,I think we'll all see it,and some of you will trah it to maintain your warped sense of "street"credibility.Having said that.. MEGADITTOS to Spaceshiek for the Dar Rbinson Idea..A truly great stuntman in a truly Underapreciated(sp) Job.

  • May 17, 2005, 10:32 p.m. CST

    VICTOR VANARDO IS SILAS

    by Napolean Solo

    Nuff Said