Sony Pictures Entertainmen has bought the film rights to “Angelology,” a first novel by Danielle Trussoni that sold this week to Viking.
The project will be a co-production between Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook and Marc Forster, the Quantum of Solace director who will produce through his Apparatus banner.
The story is described as a cross between The Da Vinci Code and National Treasure. Trussoni is definitely writing one sequel book, and possibly two.
Angelology revolves around a 23-year old nun, who teams with an angelologist named Verlaine as they race to thwart a group that tries to corral the destructive powers of a race of angel/human hybrids called Nephilim. Their goal is to destroy mankind. Verlaine starts out working for the bad guys–who then tried to kill him–before he teamed with Sister Evangeline in a search for ancient artifacts that are the only things that can stop the Nephilim.