Featurette : Angels & Demons – Vatican City

nullIn this special clip from the making of “Angels & Demons”, Ron Howard explores the history of Vatican City and we hear the challenges faced in recreating one of the most secret locations in the world.

Vatican City: There is no place like it on Earth. It is a world within its very own world. Vatican City is located in Rome, but is not part of Rome. It is a self-governed, self-regulated entity that answers to a higher power and is led by one man, the Pope. In this special clip from the making of Angels & Demons, we will explore the history of Vatican City and include the interesting facts about its traditions, significant Papal conclaves, the creation and renovation of the Sistine Chapel and the Swiss Guard that protect this Roman national treasure. We will also hear from the filmmakers on the challenges faced in re-creating one of the most secret locations in the world.

The team behind the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code returns for the highly anticipated Angels & Demons, based upon the bestselling novel by Dan Brown. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who once again finds that forces with ancient roots are willing to stop at nothing, even murder, to advance their goals.

When Langdon discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati – the most powerful underground organization in history – he also faces a deadly threat to the existence of the secret organization’s most despised enemy: the Catholic Church. Upon learning that the clock is ticking on an unstoppable Illuminati time bomb on the eve of the church choosing a new Pope, Langdon travels to Rome, where he joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and enigmatic Italian scientist. Embarking on a nonstop, action-packed hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra will follow the 400-year-old Path of Illumination that marks the only hope of survival for the Vatican and mankind.