Museum of Science, Boston Presents New Original Planetarium Film from Dan Brown
Explore our deepest mysteries.
Today, the Museum of Science, Boston announced the date for the premiere of its new Planetarium film, God, Science, and Our Search for Meaning, written and narrated by international bestselling author Dan Brown. The 30-minute film, opening November 11 at the Charles Hayden Planetarium, is a result of a unique collaboration between Brown and the Museum over the last four years. The story, however, was inspired long before that by Brown’s childhood visits to the Museum.
“As the child of a mathematics professor and a Christian church organist, I’ve always been fascinated with the interplay between science and religion—two different languages attempting to answer life’s most profound questions,” said Brown. “These contrasting viewpoints are central to my novels, and I’m thrilled to be collaborating with the Boston Museum of Science on this thought-provoking project, which explores these captivating topics through the uniquely immersive experience of the planetarium.”
God, Science, and Our Search for Meaning examines the connections between faith and science as humanity has always looked to the skies in search of meaning. Who are we? Why are we here? How did all of this come to be? Humans have long sought answers to these big questions through the lenses of religion and science — concepts often perceived to be at odds, but for many, can coexist.
“Humanity relies on science to solve physical problems, and on religion, philosophy, and spirituality to address questions of meaning and existence,” said Tim Ritchie, president of the Museum of Science. “It has been an uplifting experience to bring this film to the giant screen in collaboration with Dan Brown. My hope is that audiences around the world will walk away from the film appreciating how faith can coexist with science and how both are needed in envisioning a world where science belongs to us all for the good of us all.”
God, Science and Our Search for Meaning was developed by the Planetarium’s in-house production team working alongside Dan Brown and in consultation with a diverse group of advisors throughout its four-year production. Thought leaders in science and religion contributed guidance in ensuring the film took great care covering this intersection.
”Awe, wonder, and curiosity about the universe and our place in it resonates among people of very different cultures, identities and worldviews,” said Dr. Katy Hinman, Program Director, AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program. “We are excited to see the Museum’s new planetarium show recognizing and honoring faith’s importance as a core pillar of identity for most people around the world, and bringing that into conversation with the scientific exploration of the universe.”
After its release in November, the Museum of Science and Dan Brown plan to license the film for distribution to other planetariums around the world beginning in 2023.
“Producing the film, God, Science, and Our Search for Meaning, has been an exciting and incredibly meaningful experience for many of us on the team at the Charles Hayden Planetarium. It gives audiences an opportunity to reflect on the natural awe and wonder of looking up at the cosmos, just as so many before us have done”, said Dani LeBlanc, director of immersive theaters at the Museum of Science. “I’m hopeful that the themes and questions we touch upon on in this film will resonate with audiences the world over.”
God, Science, and Our Search for Meaning opens at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Science, Boston, with a special showing to Museum members on November 11, and opens to the public on November 12. For more information, visit the Museum of Science, Boston’s website.
MGM, Akiva Goldsman & Dan Brown Developing Animated Film Adaptation of Wild SymphonyLearn More
Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and Academy Award® winning writer Akiva Goldsman are developing an animated feature film adaptation of the children’s picture book, WILD SYMPHONY, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Dan Brown and with illustrations by Susan Batori. For the first time ever, Brown will adapt his book for the big screen with Goldsman producing the project alongside Weed Road Pictures’ Greg Lessans. The animated feature — envisioned as a FANTASIA-esque musical experience, featuring music penned by Brown — follows the adventures of Maestro Mouse as he traverses the globe, recruiting an orchestra like no other. It is the first project to stem from
MGM’s first-look feature film production deal with Goldsman and his production company, Weed Road Pictures.
Said Goldsman, “I’m so excited to join up with my old friend Dan Brown and my older friend Mike Deluca and company to bring this marvelous book of Dan’s to the screen.”
Said Brown, “As a young child, I was absolutely enthralled by the film Fantasia and its magical fusion of animation and classical music. In many ways, my lifetime love of classical music began with film, and so I’m especially excited to be working with such talented partners to bring Wild Symphony to life in the form of an animated feature.”
For more information, visit Deadline.com.
The Da Vinci Code Coming to UK Stages
A stage adaptation of The Da Vinci Code hits theaters in 2022
The stage adaptation of The Da Vinci Code starts its 35-city UK tour on January 15th, 2022. For more information, visit the official website.
The Lost Symbol – Now Streaming on Peacock!
See the series that critics are calling “a real winner” – Android Authority
The Lost Symbol is now available on Peacock TV, NBCUniversal’s streaming platform! Based on Dan Brown’s international bestselling thriller “The Lost Symbol,” the series follows the early adventures of young Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.
“It blends the narrative efficiency of yesteryear’s network TV with the complex, rewarding world-building of the streaming age…the series is a real winner.” – Android Authority
Hear Dan’s introduction to the series and get a sneak peek of the pilot right here.
To learn more and start streaming the show, visit Peacock.
A First Look at The Lost Symbol TV Series
At long last, The Lost Symbol comes to life onscreen!
Click here to get a first look at the upcoming series, coming soon to Peacock TV.
Dan Brown’s Langdon is Coming to Peacock!
Peacock orders TV series based on the international bestselling novel, The Lost Symbol
NBCUniversal’s streaming platform Peacock has ordered the gripping dramatic thriller “Dan Brown’s Langdon.” Based on Dan Brown’s international bestselling novel “The Lost Symbol,” the series follows the early adventures of famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.
“The team was blown away by this pilot and its enormous potential to become a big, binge-worthy hit” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
The cast includes Ashley Zukerman (“Succession”), Valorie Curry (“Blair Witch”), Sumalee Montano (“10 Cloverfield Lane”), Rick Gonzalez (“Arrow”), Eddie Izzard (“Ocean’s Thirteen”) and Beau Knapp (“Seven Seconds”).
The series is produced by CBS Studios, Imagine Television Studios and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie will serve as writers and executive producers for the series. Dan Brown, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Samie Kim Falvey and Anna Culp also serve as executive producers.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Ron and Brian again on another Langdon project,” said Dan Brown. “We’ve all wanted to make ‘The Lost Symbol’ for some time now, and I’m grateful to CBS Studios, Imagine Television Studios, Universal Television and Peacock for joining forces to make this project a reality. Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie have written a phenomenally captivating script, and the casting and performances are pitch perfect.”
To learn more, visit Deadline Hollywood.
Wild Symphony Book Trailer
Find out more about the book, the album, and the free app!
Find out more about the book, the album, and the free app!
Wild Symphony is out now!
The book, album, and free app are officially available!
Wild Symphony is now available! #1 New York Times bestselling author Dan Brown makes his picture book debut with this mindful, humorous, musical, and uniquely entertaining book! Includes a free app and music composed by the author.
Waterstones writes, “The king of conspiracy thrillers opts for a distinct change of pace with his first children’s picture book; a heartwarming, humorous tale about the wonder of music and the joy of a good puzzle. Fully interactive, with a smartphone app that plays each character’s signature song and a plethora of brainteasers hidden within its beautifully illustrated pages, Wild Symphony is an uplifting treat for the very young.”
Discover why Kirkus Reviews calls it “Whimsically engaging” and School Library Journal gave it a starred review!
All of Dan Brown’s U.S. royalties will be donated to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to support music education for children worldwide.
To learn more, visit WildSymphony.com.
To download the app, click here.
The Music of Wild Symphony – Available Now!
The picture book and free app will be published on September 1st
The music of Wild Symphony is now available! In a starred review, School Library Journal calls it, “A delightful musical debut sure to be a hit at story hours.”
The picture book and free app will be published on Sept. 1st!
To hear the full album or get your copy, click here.
To learn more, visit WildSymphony.com and stay tuned to Dan’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.
The New York Times Profiles Wild Symphony
Discover the project’s origin story – more than 20 years in the making.
Today, The New York Times announced the upcoming release of Wild Symphony. As Alexandra Alter writes, “The story features a mouse conductor who recruits other animals to perform in his orchestra, dispensing wisdom about the value of patience, kindness and respect along the way. Readers can listen to the musical accompaniments for each page with a smartphone app that uses augmented reality to scan the page and play the music for ‘Bouncing Kangaroo,’ ‘Wondrous Whale’ and ‘Brilliant Bat.'”
The piece also chronicles Dan’s musical background and Wild Symphony’s origin story – more than twenty years in the making. To read the full article, visit The New York Times.
Wild Symphony will release on September 1, 2020 and is set to publish in 27 countries and counting. To learn more, visit WildSymphony.com and stay tuned to Dan’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.