Ron Howard & Tom Hanks Finally Making Dan Brown's 'Inferno' Next
Over a year ago, news surfaced that Sony Pictures was going to round up director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks to adapt Dan Brown's novel Inferno, the latest book in the series featuring symbologist Robert Langdon. Hanks played the character who gets caught up in action and adventure, like an upscale Indiana Jones, in both The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, and while there's a third book that hasn't been turned into a film, The Lost Symbol, the studio is just marching onward with Inferno, a story which finds our hero suddenly waking up in an Italian hospital with amnesia. Did you see Fonzie jump that shark?
Anyway, Langdon has to team up with Dr. Sienna Brooks to help recover his memories in order to prevent some psychopath from unleashing a global plague that is somehow tied to the classic Dante's Inferno. These books and films have never been subtle, but that certainly doesn't mean they've been exciting. But due to the popularity of the books around the world, both of the preceding films were big box office hits, so it's no surprise that Sony wants to round up Howard and Hanks for another adventure. Deadline says production will begin in April in Italy, and while there's no release date set yet, expect it in 2016. Anyone care?