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    Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code Sequel Uncovers Release Date

    Angels and Demons, Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer Paramount Pictures

    Conspiracy fans, would-be scorned authors and Vatican officials take heed: Another Dan Brown tome is ripe for the ripping.

    Six years after the publishing phenomenon that was The Da Vinci Code hit bookshelves, Brown and his publishers today announced that its follow-up, The Lost Symbol, will finally be released Sept. 15.

    The book, which had the working title The Solomon Key, will follow the ever-troubled symbologist Robert Langdon (and presumably coming to a theater near you in a couple years, Tom Hanks) during an action-packed 12-hour period.

    Further details of the book are being kept under wraps, though Brown's publisher said the action will be set in a "masterful and unexpected new landscape."

    "This novel has been a strange and wonderful journey," Brown said. "Weaving five years of research into the story's 12-hour timeframe was an exhilarating challenge. Robert Langdon's life clearly moves a lot faster than mine."

    Doubleday will publish the book with an initial print run of 5 million copies, the largest ever in Random House's history.

    In the meantime, Angels and Demons, the Da Vinci Code's prequel starring Hanks and directed by Ron Howard, hits screens May 15.

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