DaVinci Director Declines Disclaimer

Director Ron Howard has rejected calls from Catholics to place a disclaimer at the beginning of the film adaptation of The DaVinci Code informing audiences that the story is a work of fiction. The Catholic sect Opus Dei, which is fictionalized in the book and depicted as a murderous secret society, had asked for the disclaimer. Howard’s reaction: “It’s not theology. It’s not history. To start off with a disclaimer … spy thrillers don’t start off with disclaimers.”