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What Da Vinci Was That?
Least revealing teaser ever

18 May 2005  |  Written by   

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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.

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