19 May 2006


Hmmnn. Roger Ebert says that the movie version of The Da Vinci Code is better than the book.
Dan Brown's novel is utterly preposterous; Ron Howard's movie is preposterously entertaining.
This has me thinking. Dan Brown cunningly turned the religious-historical-conspiracy “nonfiction” fancy about the Merovingian Kings Holy Blood, Holy Grail into a thriller, and it made for a good movie.

So why not do the same with Trevor Ravenscroft's The Spear of Destiny, another religious-historical-conspiracy “nonfiction” fancy, which claims to recount Hitler's obsession with the spear which supposedly pierced Jesus' side on the cross? You'd get to have Nazi villains, which is always cool.

Of course, most folks aren't familiar with the Spear in the way they have heard of Da Vinci and the Grail. So maybe instead of the Spear of Longinus, the movie could use a more famous biblical artifact. The Ark of the Covenant might be a good pick.

I think that would make a pretty good premise for an adventure movie.

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