Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Exclusive First Look At Ridley Scott's The Martian
Matt Damon dodges Q-36 explosive space modulators
Empire's Ant-Man Covers Unveiled
Small but perfectly formed
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 May 2015
Alicia Vikander Joins Tech Thriller The Circle
She'll star alongside Tom Hanks
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Captain Phillips (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Cloud Atlas (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Larry Crowne (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

What Da Vinci Was That?
Least revealing teaser ever

18 May 2005  |  Written by   

submit to reddit

We understand that teaser trailers are rather limited in what they can / will present to the cinemagoing public but the new preview for The Da Vinci Code is perhaps going a little far. Good readers, you can go and look at the newly released trailer if you like, but be warned: you’re not going to see a single, solitary image from anything in the film.

Instead, we get an all CG trek through a dark, labyrinthine canyon, taking left turns and right, all the while glowing letters coming out of the walls, etc. etc. etc. We crane up from that to discover we’ve been traipsing through the cracks in the Mona Lisa. We get gravel toned voiceover man telling us that no matter what we’ve read, nothing will prepare us etc. We cross around behind the canvas as it disintegrates, and then reintegrates into the film’s title. Finally, we're treated to a list of the main players, and the release date – May 19th, 2006, both of which, to be fair, we already knew.

No doubt you’ve seen the sheer volume of people reading the book on various modes of public transport, and with Tom Hanks – officially the most bankable star in Hollywood – in the lead, not to mention the rest of the quality and quantity of talent involved in adapting this to the screen, there is no good reason to believe that the film is going to be anything less than the biggest film of 2006. So we're not learning a whole lot here.

Given that shooting hasn't really begun, there's not a great deal more we could expect at this stage, but perhaps it's a little daft to put out, what is in effect, a teaser for the inevitable teaser.

Click here.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
So Solid Star Singing Shakespeare?
Ashley Walters to star in hip-hop Romeo and Juliet


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)