LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- The Christian media watchdog group The Resistance says it plans to have members disrupt screenings of the film "Angels & Demons" at U.S. theaters.
The Resistance said in a release it will have "dozens of theaters in major cities filled with their members to interrupt the premiere by shouting at audiences about how the film and novel it's based on are a fraud aimed at covering up the fact that the Illuminati secret society continues to exist and illegally influences political affairs in America."
Informational fliers also are to be handed out inside the theaters, the group said.
The Vatican-set thriller based on Dan Brown's best-selling novel of the same name is set to open in the United States Friday. The movie was directed by Ron Howard and stars Tom Hanks as Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon. Howard and Hanks previously collaborated on the big-screen adaptation of Brown's book "The Da Vinci Code."
"The mainstream media is not covering the important issues surrounding the film, so we are going to bring our message directly to the audience," Mark Dice, spokesman for The Resistance, said in a statement.