Whilst Da Vinci Code author, Dan Brown, faces a High Court accusation of plagiarism, it has been announced that the film version of his best-seller is to be remade as a gay porn film to be released on the same day as the Hollywood version starring Tom Hanks.

Mr Brown’s publishers, Random House, are facing a copyright challenge by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, authors of the 1982 book, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail (also published by Random House).

Meanwhile, gay porn producers, PZP Productions, have announced that the DaVinci Load will be released on the same day as the Hollywood version of the international best seller. “This will be the first time that a porn parody will be released simultaneously with the Hollywood blockbuster it is parodying,” said Peter Zaragoza of PZP.

“It’s big gamble,” he added, “If the real movie tanks at the box office then we’re screwed! But I’m betting that director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks will deliver the big hit that everyone is anticipating. I loved the book.”

Mr Zaragoza claims that his pornographic remake is only “loosely” based on the book but “tries to retain the same suspense.”

“It was very hard for me to do this film without making it tongue-in-cheek. There is some serious stuff in this film, including political commentary and even a couple of non-violent, cloak-and-dagger style murders.”

He added that the film will be their “most ambitious and expensive to date.”

Despite the drama and tension, the parody of Robert Langdon (the hero of the Dan Brown book) will have time to pack his condoms, the film will contain only contain safe sex scenes.