The Da Vinci Code director Ron Howard and the book's
author Dan Brown are being investigated by Italian state attorneys
for religious obscenities.
A complaint has been filed against the 2006 movie by clergymen
in the Italian village of Civitavecchia, on the grounds it is
"obscene" from a religious perspective. Howard and Brown feature in
the complaint, which names a further eight people. It is unclear
what the unnamed complainants are seeking - but if found guilty the
defendants could face jail time of three months. Asked why the case
is being opened a year after the film was released, an official at
the Civitavecchia state prosecutor says, "I don't know. Maybe, they
have just seen the film."
Howard is currently working on pre-production on the film's
sequel 'Angels and Demons'.