Date: 12th April 2007

Hanks close to Da Vinci prequel

Tom Hanks is in final talks to star in a Da Vinci Code prequel.

He is reported to be close to agreeing to return as Harvard professor Robert Langdon.

Ron Howard is also in final negotiations to direct Angels and Demons, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The Da Vinci Code has made a healthy $758 million at the box office.

Sources say the prequel, also based on a Dan Brown book, will start shooting as early as January.

Source: Press Release