Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Vatican Bans Tom Hanks From Filming Angels and Demons Into Churches
Angels and Demons the movie is on production right now but big problems arise. Angels and Demons is based on a novel of the same title written by the famous and controversial author Dan Brown. Angels and Demons is the prequel of the most talk about and best selling novel The Da Vinci Code. The Roman Catholic church is adamant not to let the cast of Angels and Demons to shoot into the churches in Rome.
Tom Hanks and fellow stars of the movie in the making are banned into the churches of the Vatican to shoot the movie because according to the Vatican "the movie does not conform to their views".
Producers have requested to have access but unfortunately they have been denied several times especially on the churches Santa Maria del Popolo and Santa Maria della Vittoria which are included into the novel.
The Diocese of Rome spokesman Monsignor Marcus Fibbi issued the following statement, "It's a film that treats religious issues in a way that contrasts with common religious sentiment," Fibbi told the wire service. "Normally we read the script but this time it was not necessary. The name Dan Brown was enough."
Well, the statement summarizes it all doesn't it?