By Empress Eve
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 at 7:16 pm
The theatrical trailer for director Ron Howard’s The Da Vinci Code follow-up Angels & Demons is now online.
Tom Hanks returns as symbologist Robert Langdon for this prequel story, that has the Harvard professor up against the ancient secret society, The Illuminati, which has returned for revenge against the Catholic Church.
Ewan McGregor and Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd also star in the film, which will be released May 15, 2009.
Watch the trailer here below or in high definition at MSN.
The team behind the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code returns for the highly anticipated Angels & Demons, based upon the bestselling novel by Dan Brown. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard religious expert Robert Langdon, who once again finds that forces with ancient roots are willing to stop at nothing, even murder, to advance their goals. Angels & Demons will be released by Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.
When 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.