12/21/2010 01:30 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

'Da Vinci Code' Author Taking Over Sequel Script

Mega-selling mystery author Dan Brown has taken over writing duties on the film adaptation of "The Lost Symbol."

Columbia Pictures is developing the film version of Brown's most recent novel, which was published in 2009 and sold more than a million copies in its first day on shelves. In it, Brown's regular protagonist, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, gets mixed up with the Freemasons in Washington, D.C.

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