Regarding the upcoming adaptation of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer quotes the New York Times: "[Sony] studio officials have consulted with Catholic and other Christian specialists on how they might alter the plot of the novel to avoid offending the devout." Okay, hasn't this humongous bestseller that everyone and their dog has read (or at least knows about) been the bane of many Christians since it was first published? Did the studio forget all of this when they set out to make the movie? Why base a movie on a controversial book when you want to avoid controversy? Yes, I know the answer is, and always is, "money." Still, getting worked up about controversy at this stage seems more than a little foolish, and I think any attempt to water down the more controversial elements of the story will only be to the film's detriment.