Columbia Pictures has released the official teaser trailer for the upcoming highly anticipated “Angels & Demons,”which is based on a bestselling novel by Dan Brown.
Tom Hanks will reprise his role ( Da Vinci Code) as the Harvard religious expert Robert Langdon. Ron Howard again directs the film, which is produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and John Calley. The screenplay is by David Koepp and Akiva Goldsman.
In the film Langdon discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati – the most powerful underground organization in history – he also faces a deadly threat to the existence of the secret organization’s most despised enemy: the Catholic Church. When Langdon learns that the clock is ticking on an unstoppable Illuminati time bomb, he jets to Rome, where he joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and enigmatic Italian scientist. Embarking on a nonstop, action-packed hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra will follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that mark the Vatican’s only hope for survival.
The film also stars Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor, Pierfrancesco Favino, August Fredrik and Stellan Skarsgård.
Angels and Demons is set for release on May 15, 2009.