Sony has released six new clips and one new featurette from their upcoming film, Angels & Demons, directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks.
In the new featurette, titled “Vatican City,” Ron Howard and Tom Hanks talk about the history of this religious city and how the adventure in the film is tied to it.
Watch all the new footage here below; note, the first video embedded has the six new clips, plus two older ones, so continue on through to watch them all. Also, I’ve include two previously released featurettes.
Angels & Demons sees Hanks back in the role of Professor Robert Langdon, who at this point, is already renown for his adventures in the Da Vinci Code, so he’s called upon by the Vatican to help them thwart a plan by their ancient enemy — The Illuminati — to destroy Vatican City and bring about the downfall of the Catholic Church.
While the novel by Dan Brown actually takes place before the events of The Da Vinci Code, the filmmakers seemed to have made this one a sequel instead. Also, judging by the footage in the clips, it seems they’ve really actioned everything up and have made the Langdon character and his new female adventure companion Vittoria Vetra (Ayelet Zurer) more acceptable to the Vatican authorities, something they totally aren’t in the book. (Looks like they’ve also given Vittoria some pants.)
Angels & Demons arrives in theaters May 15, 2009.
Clip: Provocation (1:14)
Claudio Vincenzi (David Pasquesi) asks Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) to help in the investigation.
Clip: We Must Defend Ourselves (0:54)
Camerlengo (Ewan McGregor) pleads with the Cardinals to go public.
Clip: “Santa Maria Della Vittoria” 0:39
Inspector Olivetti (Pierfrancesco Favino) arrive to find a fire inside the church.
Clip: “Breaking Out” 1:14
Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and Chartrand (Thure Lindhardt) are locked in an air-tight vault.
Clip: “One Way Portal” 0:56
Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and Vittoria Vetra (Ayelet Zurer) rush to deliver a warning.
Clip: “Their New God” 1:04
Camerlengo (Ewan McGregor) talks about the divide between the church and science.
Clip: “God Particle” 1:20
Vittoria Vetra (Ayelet Zurer) explains to Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and Richter (Stellan Skarsgard) the danger of the threat against the Vatican.
Clip: “First Marker” 0:59
Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and Vittoria Vetra (Ayelet Zurer) find a clue in a room of statues.
Angels & Demons Illuminati Featurette Part 1
Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard talk about the mythical underground organization the Illuminati.
Angels and Demons Science and Religion Featurette Part 2
Symbologist Robert Langdon is shocked to find proof that secret society, the Illuminati, dedicated to promoting the interests of science and condemning the Catholicism, is alive, well, and murderously active.
Angels and Demons Vatican City – Featurette Part 3
Director Ron Howard talks about the history of the independent city-state. This feature explores the history of Vatican City, traditions, Papal conclaves, the Swiss Guard that protect it, as well as challenges faced in re-creating one of the most secret locations in the world.