Exciting news for author Dan Brown's legion of fans - he's just announced that he’s bringing his Da Vinci Code hero Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks in all the movies so far) back for a fifth book.
The bestselling author has also revealed the title of the new book. It's called Origin but fans will need to wait until September 2017 to get their hands on a copy. The book follows Inferno, which will be released in cinemas as a film adaptation next month. Three of the four existing books have now been turned into Hollywood blockbusters. The third, The Lost Symbol, has so far been overlooked by movie moguls.
The series follows Harvard academic Robert Langdon, a ‘symbologist’ who unravels conspiracies and ancient mysteries, and is played by Tom Hanks on screen. US Publishers Doubleday have promised that the new novel will deal with “codes, science, religion, history, art and architecture” - the heartland of the series.
“Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them,” marketing material from the publishers reveals.
The book series has been a huge commercial success since the first, Angels & Demons, was published in 2000. More than 200 million copies of the series have been sold in 56 languages.
Penguin books will publish the Australian version of the novel with release expected on September 26, 2017. Put that in next year's diary.