No secret codes needed to crack this news: The date has finally been set forDan Brown
's follow-up to "The Da Vinci Code."
"The Lost Symbol" will be released Sept. 15, six years after "The Da Vinci Code" took the publishing world by storm.
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The book, which had the working title "The Solomon Key," will follow symbologist Robert Langdon (
played him in the movie) during an action-packed 12-hour period.
Doubleday will publish the book with an initial print run of 5 million copies, the largest ever in Random House's history.
No other details to share, other than a promise from publisher Doubleday that the book will be set in an unexpected new landscape.
"Weaving five years of research into the story's 12-hour time frame was an exhilarating challenge," said Brown. "Robert Langdon's life clearly moves a lot faster than mine."
In the meantime, "Angels and Demons", the Da Vinci Code's prequel starring Hanks and directed byRon Howard
, hits screens on May 15.