From Yahoo! News: "Production will begin next year, and distributor Sony Pictures said Tuesday it plans to release the film May 19, 2006."
Here's betting that Roger Ebert hates it. A friend recently alerted me to this statement by Ebert about TDVCode, made in his review of "National Treasure":
“That I have read the book is not a cause for celebration. It is inelegant, pedestrian writing in service of a plot that sets up cliff-hangers like clockwork, resolves them with improbable escapes and leads us breathlessly to a disappointing anticlimax. I should read a potboiler like The Da Vinci Code every once in a while, just to remind myself that life is too short to read books like The Da Vinci Code.”
Ah, c'mon Roger—it's just a novel!