Ron Howard's The Da Vinci Code is due out on May 19th but in true Dan Brown style there may be one more twist in the tale before we get to that point.
Next week Brown is up in High Court on charges of plagiarism brought agaist him by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh,the authors of the (very good) non-fiction book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.
Their complaint is obvious if a little contrived (a bit like the material then), and it's going to be difficult for anyone to even think about suing Brown without being accused of petty professional jealousy. But if the claim is upheld then the relase of Howard's film could be delayed and it could (although we doubt it) be banned completely
Let's hope the latter doesn't come pass, otherwise a film starring Tom Hanks will become an instant 'cult classic' and that's just too painful to think about.