Dan Brown’s cult classic novel, The Da Vinci Code, is set to be republished and rebranded for a young adult market.
The original book, which was published in 2003, features Professor Robert Langdon, as he uncovers a mystery that reveals that Jesus has living descendants. It was very controversial upon its initial release, especially given the backlash it received from the church.
This new publication is an abridged version of the original text; aimed at audiences of 13+. The majority of the text, or the narrative at least, will remain intact. With the rise of popularity and commercial success in YA literature, publishers are excited to see how the story will reach the new demographic.
Brown said of the adaptation: “It is my sincere hope that this adaptation of The Da Vinci Code sparks in young adults the same thrill of discovery that I feel while exploring hidden history and the mysteries of the world we live in.”
The release is set to coincide with the film adaptation of Inferno, the third in Brown’s stories featuring Robert Langdon, who is played by Tom Hanks onscreen.
Watch the trailer for the first film below.