Ron Howard And Tom Hanks Reunite For Inferno

professorrobertlangdonIt's once again time to dive into the world of symbologist Robert Langdon as director Ron Howard and actor Tom Hanks adapt the Dan Brown novel Inferno. According to Deadline, filming will start in April with a script by David Koepp and Brian Grazer returning to produce.

In Inferno, Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He teams up with Sienna Brooks, the doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante's Inferno.

The Langdon series that has included The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons so far has been a very reliable adult franchise for Sony with the most recent film 2009 bringing in $486 million worldwide. I wouldn't read too much into the fact that Sony has chosen to skip The Lost Symbol, the third book in the series and film the fourth instead as the first two films were done out of order as well. If Inferno does well, I would full expect Sony to go back… unless Brown is writing more.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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