Fundamentalistgroup the Christian Council of Korea (CCK) has applied for aprovisional injunction to stop the local theatrical release of The Da Vinci Code.

Korea's largest Christianorganization, the CCK filed its application againstdistributor Sony Pictures Releasing Korea to the Seoul Central District Courttoday (April 7).

CCK saidin a statement that the film was "an insult and defamation" of the holiness ofJesus Christ and the Bible, and that they were "concerned about the damage thatwould be caused to individuals' faith" because of the film's content.

Directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanksand Audrey Tautou, the film is based on US author DanBrown's controversial bestselling novel of the same title. The film iscurrently scheduled to open in Korean theaters next month after its Cannes opening on May 17.