Angels & Demons pushed back

For those of you in that part of the population that did not read The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown (which by the way you are part of the bunch that choose not to conform and went ahead and sat there watching TV or whatever else you do) or even go to see or rent the damn movie, the prequel (that I, unlike the droves of people who read DaVinci before, read first! and I’m proud to say that I at least read them in order)Angels & Demons, that had been rumored to start shooting in February, has been pushed back…due to the writer’s strike!


Da Vinci Code Sequel Pushed Back
Source: Variety
November 16, 2007

Sony Pictures said Friday it is postponing production on Angels & Demons, the prequel to last year’s megahit The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks.

According to Variety, “Da Vinci Code” screenwriter Akiva Goldsman’s script was rushed to meet the WGA’s Nov. 1 deadline for reaching a new contract with producers, and came in with insurmountable problems. Furthermore, no cast had signed on beyond Hanks.

The Vatican-set thriller was scheduled to begin shooting in February, with Ron Howard at the helm. The studio had set a Christmas 2008 release date.

“While the filmmakers and the studio feel the screenplay is very strong, we do not believe it is the fully realized production draft required of this ambitious project,” a Sony spokesperson said. “At this time, there is no new start date for ‘Angels & Demons,’ but we are setting a release date of May 15, 2009, and are hopeful to deliver the movie worldwide to theaters on that date. We do not expect any other film on our 2008 slate to be affected.”

You have no idea how happy this makes me. In a town where films a rushed into production to meet a summer realse date deadline and come out looking like crap, this is a breath of fresh air. Bravo to those in power that said they have to wait till this thing is at least 90-95% ready to go. If only everyone felt the same way, maybe they’d actually earn a lot more millions of dollars (or dare I say, billions) instead of constantly loosing it.


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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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