Angels & Demons
Filming is currently underway in Rome for the film adaptation of “Angels & Demons” – the prequel to the book-turned-blockbuster movie “The Da Vinci Code“.
The novel (and subsequent movie) is centered on the Vatican however, producers of the movie are experiencing a bit of resistance after their requests for permission to film scenes inside the churches of Santa Maria del Popolo and Santa Maria della Vittoria were denied due to the controversial material in both the film and novel.
Santa Maria della Vittoria
But, in true Hollywood fashion, the show must go on – and it will. The producers of the film will be using the Bourbon Palace in Caserta, Italia as the backdrop for scenes that were originally set to shoot in the Vatican. The palace was built in the mid 18th century and has been used as a “stand-in” in the past for the Vatican in the making of Mission: Impossible III. The producers will be allowed to take exterior shots of the historic landmarks of Rome for inclusion in the film but do you think they can pull off the movie without the interior shots? The movie is scheduled to hit the big screen in May 2009…so we will just have to wait and see.
Bourbon Palace (Interior)
Have you read/seen The Da Vinci Code? What are your thoughts and expectations for Angels & Demons?