Tom Hanks & Ron Howard's 'Inferno' Moving Away from 'Star Wars'
Towards the end of August, we heard that Tom Hanks and Ron Howard were teaming up again very soon to bring Dan Brown's symbologist and accidental adventurer Robert Langdon back to the big screen in Inferno. This time the character from Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code suddenly wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, forcing him 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. The film was previously set for a late 2015 release, but now it's been delayed almost a year.
The Wrap reports that Sony Pictures, who previously had set Inferno for release on December 18th, 2015, is a little scared of an indie sci-fi flick called Star Wars: Episode VII, and has now pushed the film back to October 14th, 2016. That's quite a big delay for a film that is supposed to begin production in April of 2015, but that just leaves more time for post-production. Now the only film with the balls to go up against Star Wars is The Nest starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Don't expect that film to budge though, because it's great counter-programming for the audience who won't care about Star Wars.