Originally, Sony had planned to follow up their Dan Brown movie adaptations of The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons with The Lost Symbol, but progress on that particular film has stalled. The Lost Symbol was set to continue the story of Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and was due for release in 2015, but Sony have now decided to skip that story, and strike while the iron is hot on Brown’s latest novel, Inferno.
Released just a few months ago, Inferno once again see’s Robert Langdon trying to solve a mystery, this time though, the story is based around the first part of Dante Alighieri’s 14th century epic poem, ‘Divine Comedy’, called Inferno. What’s even more exciting is that Tom Hanks will be back to play Langdon, and Ron Howard is back in the directors chair. Hanks and Howard worked together on both The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. Screenwirter David Koepp (Angels and Demons) also returns.
Inferno is due for release on December 18th 2015.
Synopsis for the book:
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.