Will Tom Hanks and Ron Howard return to Da Vinci Code Land by making a film of Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons, which would be based upon Brown’s six year-old novel? “We are definitely planning to make this movie with Ron Howard and Tom Hanks,” Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal has told Slate‘s Kim Masters. Lord help us indeed. Sony has hired The Da Vinci Code screenwriter Akiva Goldsman to write Angels & Demons “but there’s no deal with Howard or Hanks,” Masters writes, “and many question whether either will return. Going through the opening of The Da Vinci Code had to be one of the most complete agony-and-ecstasy experiences for any filmmaker — and that’s leaving aside the stress of dealing with the religious objectors. First the picture was savaged by reviewers, and then it opened huge. It’s nice to make money, but even the rich and successful don’t like to be heaped with public scorn. So, there’s a strong incentive for the principals to declare victory and move on.” Please, guys…do that.