Angels & Demons (film)

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Angels & Demons is a 2009 American action mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by Akiva Goldsman and David Koepp, based on Dan Brown's 2000 novel of the same title. It is the sequel to the 2006 film The Da Vinci Code, also directed by Howard, and the second installment in the Robert Langdon film series. However, the novel version was published before The Da Vinci Code novel. Filming took place in Rome, Italy, and the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Professor Robert Langdon, while Ayelet Zurer stars as Dr. Vittoria Vetra, a CERN scientist joining Langdon in the quest to recover a missing vial of antimatter from a mysterious Illuminati terrorist. Producer Brian Grazer, composer Hans Zimmer and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman also return, with David Koepp coming on board to help the latter.

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Angels & Demons
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRon Howard
Written by
Based onAngels & Demons
by Dan Brown
Produced by
CinematographySalvatore Totino
Edited by
Music byHans Zimmer
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release dates
  • May 4, 2009 (2009-05-04) (Rome)
  • May 15, 2009 (2009-05-15) (United States)
Running time
138 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$150 million[2]
Box office$485.9 million[3]

The film was different from the novel in some scenes. The film grossed $485 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from critics, who considered it an improvement over its predecessor. A sequel, titled Inferno, was released on October 28, 2016.