"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."

Tag Cloud

Cartoon Network animated Mindy Kaling Polls and Games mockumentary Awards Tour Winners 2018 2016 Song of Ice and Fire Countdown Fall TV Hulu streaming LGBT Winter TV Extras cinemax FXX finale X-Men The Arrangement Box Office thriller blaxploitation hist GIFs singing competition social media Rocky 45 unscripted Fox News Thanksgiving science fiction historical drama Food Network PBS Apple E! mutant jamie lee curtis crime thriller Stephen King CW Seed anime PaleyFest war Superheroes Chernobyl travel harry potter Marathons Star Wars Infographic Star Trek Brie Larson History NYCC Kids & Family Comic Book dceu VH1 Watching Series TBS Epix TNT Spring TV ABC ratings cats APB Pirates Spectrum Originals Showtime award winner Paramount Captain marvel Pixar Ellie Kemper golden globes strong female leads 24 frames zero dark thirty Mary Poppins Returns Heroines Warner Bros. Podcast green book Mary Tyler Moore Video Games diversity Character Guide Shondaland politics binge DC streaming service nature BBC supernatural space what to watch DC Comics Cannes Trophy Talk Comedy Disney Comics on TV theme song biography Columbia Pictures DC Universe Quiz TLC zombies doctor who 20th Century Fox Sundance Now Britbox Pride Month IFC Films Best and Worst Mudbound Tumblr dragons Dark Horse Comics Christmas transformers Awards sequel Bravo serial killer Mystery 21st Century Fox E3 Sundance Anna Paquin Toys Animation Year in Review 2017 RT21 political drama Esquire Freeform Shudder See It Skip It talk show spy thriller Black Mirror Netflix Lifetime New York Comic Con spinoff discovery LGBTQ game show disaster miniseries Opinion psychological thriller crime drama Chilling Adventures of Sabrina GoT Nickelodeon Elton John based on movie casting Premiere Dates Tomatazos boxoffice CBS All Access BBC America Holidays Sci-Fi dc psycho natural history Nat Geo Acorn TV Red Carpet Film Festival sitcom vampires adaptation GLAAD Vudu Spike Interview MSNBC Drama Starz Teen SundanceTV Women's History Month Ovation Logo Photos sports A&E aliens robots CBS Disney Channel San Diego Comic-Con ITV OWN Emmy Nominations Grammys CNN anthology Reality Competition The CW The Witch Certified Fresh Creative Arts Emmys TV VICE Set visit Nominations crossover Tarantino comic comiccon TV Land TCM technology El Rey First Look police drama Schedule TruTV YouTube Red HBO Western elevated horror 007 composers ESPN Musical crime MCU Valentine's Day YA CMT dramedy TCA Adult Swim Fantasy TCA 2017 facebook docudrama Trivia richard e. Grant teaser Reality period drama ABC Family witnail Election Comedy Central Amazon Prime Sneak Peek Writers Guild of America Ghostbusters 2019 Pet Sematary Sony Pictures Marvel spider-man NBC Musicals Rom-Com DirecTV MTV TIFF Mary poppins National Geographic Walt Disney Pictures Biopics American Society of Cinematographers medical drama Rock Paramount Network justice league Superheroe WGN Rocketman Martial Arts Lionsgate FOX Pop SDCC SXSW Action Amazon AMC USA cops Lucasfilm Emmys BET Trailer President cooking Super Bowl zombie Summer romance RT History toy story festivals Country Calendar Crackle Cosplay true crime Masterpiece YouTube Premium television DGA Music Syfy 2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt FX USA Network adventure cults Oscars Universal IFC Horror