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Screenwriter David Koepp Talks Tom Hanks' Langdon in 'Angels and Demons'

December 23, 2008 (4:03 am) GMT
Discussing about the sequel of 'The Da Vinci Code', 'Angels and Demons', screenwriter David Koepp gushes on Tom Hanks' new haircut and how he envisions Robert Langdon.

With "" hitting the post production phase, the film's screenwriter David Koepp opens up about the upcoming drama thriller movie. To MTV News, the 45-year-old writer/director discusses many things from ' new haircut to his thought on the sequel so far.

Mentioning that he didn't do anything to tweak the first film, "", he confesses that he is glad that Hanks goes on with a shorter haircut for the sequel. "Anything I say there would be critical [of the first film]. So no, not really," he says. "Well, the shorter hair. They went with shorter hair in this film, which I think was a good choice." On the controversial hairdo, he further adds, "People obsess over strange things. And it never occurs to you while you're making a film that 'This will be something they'll be talking about'."

Beside talking about the haircut, the screenwriter for "" also shares on his vision of Robert Langdon. "What's interesting is now he's not a new character to us, we've met him before," he explains. "And what I was thinking going into it is he's now like Sherlock Holmes; this is a detective - in this case of history and literature, science and art - who they come to with these impossible-to-solve mysteries, which he solves using his erudition. And I thought that was really fun."

On how the movie will look like, he teases, "I've seen a couple cuts of it, and I think it's really great. Tom Hanks is fantastic in it, and it comes out in May. So I've got a couple more months' work on it, and then it's done. It turned out great; I really liked it." More on the interview with Koepp can be read at MTV.

A second Dan Brown's novel to be brought to the big screen, "Angels & Demons" follows Professor of Religious Symbology at Harvard University Robert Langdon in solving clues about an ancient underground brotherhood, the Illuminati, to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb. Adapted by Akiva Goldsman, it stars Tom Hanks, , and Thure Lindhardt. It is set to be released in the U.S. on May 15, 2009.


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