Here’s a fun little news story that’s sure to interest conspiracy nuts. As you have no doubt heard, another Dan Brown novel is being brought to the big screen by the same team that gave us The Da Vinci Code. Angels & Demons is the prequel to Da Vinci, where instead of chasing down dark secrets about the Vatican, Robert Langdon becomes entangled in a plot involving the Illuminati. (The Illuminati are a legendary secret society, believed by some to be still in existence today, that grew out of a 1700’s group of intellectuals and politicians controlling world affairs.) Well according to the Italian media, both Dan Brown and Tom Hanks (who will again reprise his role in the new film) had dinner last night with Giuliani Di Bernardo… a man long suspected of being a member of the Illuminati! Also reportedly in attendance were Rupert Murdoch and several other high ranking political figures.
Could it be??? Have the Illuminati already managed to compromise this film? Is Dan Brown actually a member? What secrets are they trying to keep from us? Was Ron Howard not intellectual enough to be invited? This brings up so many fascinating questions that I don’t even know where to start. Perhaps they were just getting together to dream up clever easter eggs that they could hide in the DVD release. While in all likelihood this is just a ridiculous rumour, I have to admit I would be pretty impressed if this was actually part of an elaborate promotional campaign for the film.