Columbia Pictures' The Da Vinci Code Trailer to be Launched Globally on the Internet and in Theaters December 14

The First Full-Length Look at the Highly Anticipated Film Will Be Seen Ahead of King Kong in Theaters and Gets Exclusive Four-Hour Window on Apple.com Movie Trailer Site

PRNewswire
CULVER CITY, Calif.
Dec 13, 2005

Columbia Pictures will launch the first full-length trailer of its highly anticipated May 19, 2006 release The Da Vinci Code worldwide in theaters and on the internet on December 14 targeting Peter Jackson's epic King Kong with an exclusive four-hour window on the Apple.com movie trailer site starting midnight Tuesday, December 13, Pacific Standard Time. (www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/da_vinci_code/ ). The potential reach is 110 million people worldwide just on the Internet with the trailer expected to be translated into 20 different languages.

Following the exclusive Apple break, at 4 a.m. on December 14, the trailer will be sent via satellite around the world to Sony's global on-line partners. The trailer will launch in the Quicktime player formats: Small, Medium, Large, High Definition, iPod Video and also be available as a download for the PSP.

In theaters, The Da Vinci Code trailer will be targeting the expected blockbuster King Kong, which debuts globally on December 14 and will be seen in a dubbed version in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Hungary, Japan and Russia.

From director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, the Oscar®-winning team of A Beautiful Mind, and producer John Calley (the Oscar®-nominated The Remains of the Day), comes the film version of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, one of the most popular and talked about novels of our time, with a cast headed by two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Sir Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Paul Bettany and Jean Reno.

Produced by Grazer and Calley, The Da Vinci Code, begins with a spectacular murder in the Louvre Museum. All clues point to a covert religious organization that will stop at nothing to protect a secret that threatens to overturn 2,000 years of accepted dogma.

Columbia Pictures will release The Da Vinci Code worldwide on May 19, 2006.

About Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures, part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com/.

  For further information contact:
  Steve Elzer,
  Senior Vice President, Media Relations
  Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group
  (310) 244-7142
  steve_elzer@spe.sony.com

http://www.sonypictures.com

SOURCE: Columbia Pictures

CONTACT: Steve Elzer, Senior Vice President, Media Relations of Columbia
TriStar Motion Picture Group, +1-310-244-7142, steve_elzer@spe.sony.com

Web site: http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/da_vinci_code


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