1:59pm PT by Andy Lewis
Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ Hero in New Novel ‘Origin’
Robert Langdon, the hero of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, is coming back for a fifth adventure, publisher Doubleday announced. Origin will land in bookstores on Sept. 26, 2017.
The announcement comes just a month before the release of a third movie starring the Harvard Symbologist. Inferno reunites Tom Hanks (as Langdon) and director Ron Howard for their third spin in the franchise, which has grossed $1.2 billion.
Doubleday was short on specifics as to the plot of the new novel. The announcement said, "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.” It also teased that the book grapples with “with "codes, science, religion, history, art and architecture," similar to the themes of his previous Langdon novels.”
Since being introduced in 2000’s Angels & Demons, Brown’s four Langdon novels have sold more than 200 million copies.