"Batman & Robin" Writer Gets $4 Million for "Da Vinci" Prequel

by | November 24, 2006 | Comments

Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman is allegedly earning a $4 million dollar paycheck for his adaptation of Dan Brown‘s "Angels & Demons," which features the character played by Tom Hanks in an adventure that predates what went on in "The Da Vinci Code." Yeah, just like what happened with "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom."

From Deadline Hollywood Daily: "Akiva Goldsman, who adapted Dan Brown’s worldwide bestseller into a $755.6 mil hit pic, is receiving $4 million for the Da Vinci Code sequel in the works by both Imagine Entertainment and Sony Pictures. Not only is that major moola, but agents are telling me this represents a new $$$ high for hiring a screenwriter (not buying a spec script) — and not even an original screenplay, but an adaptation of a book. And, no, Goldsman isn’t getting a producer credit, so this is for straight scribbling."

Click here for the rest of the report, but before you do that, let’s all take a look at Akiva Goldsman’s batting average: "The Client" (1994), "Silent Fall" (1994), "Batman Forever" (1995), "A Time to Kill" (1996), "Batman & Robin" (1997), "Lost in Space" (1998), "Practical Magic" (1998), "A Beautiful Mind" (2001), "I, Robot" (2004), "Cinderella Man" (2005), "The Da Vinci Code" (2006), and the upcoming "I Am Legend."

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