Tom Hanks is panicking.
The Drudge Report linked to this item from "This Is London" today:
" Oscar-winner Hanks said objectors to The Da Vinci Code are taking the film too seriously, telling the Evening Standard: "We always knew there would be a segment of society that would not want this movie to be shown.
"But the story we tell is loaded with all sorts of hooey and fun kind of scavenger-hunt-type nonsense.
"If you are going to take any sort of movie at face value, particularly a huge-budget motion picture like this, you'd be making a very big mistake.
"It's a damn good story and a lot of fun... all it is is dialogue. That never hurts.""
Now, when a film star says his big-budget picture, with extravagant footage shot all over the world, is nothing more than "dialogue," you know that film has a problem.
Not to mention calling his own star vehicle "hooey" and "nonsense."
Imagine, if you will, Tom Cruise making similar claims about "MI 3."
Could you do it? Not on your life.
Hanks is already trying to distance himself- and his public image-- from "DVC."
A little late, Tom. A little late.