Tom Hanks and Ron Howard Return for Dan Brown’s INFERNO, Set to Open December 18, 2015; Sony Holds on THE LOST SYMBOL

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Sony has set a release date for their next feature adaptation of Dan Brown’s thriller starring protagonist Robert Langdon, but it’s not the one you might have been expecting.  Brown’s previously published and adapted works, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, were to be followed by his third effort, The Lost Symbol, but production on that front has stalled.  Instead, Sony is looking to strike while the brand is hot and has set a release date of December 18, 2015 for Brown’s latest release, Inferno.  Star Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard, a team that took on the first two adaptations, will return for the third.  The book features Langdon attempting to solve a riddle once again, this time influenced by Inferno, the first part of Dante Alighieri’s 14th century epic poem, “Divine Comedy.”  Hit the jump for more.

dan-brown-inferno-book-coverDeadline reports that Sony has decided to skip The Lost Symbol for the moment and move forward with Inferno.  Screenwriter David Koepp (Angels & Demons) will also return to pen the third installment.  Although the Brown novels have proven to be a big box office draw for Sony, lack of progress on The Lost Symbol was somewhat disconcerting for Langdon fans.  Since Brown just released Inferno this May, it makes more sense to tackle the adaptation while it’s fresh in the minds of book readers before possibly rounding back to The Lost Symbol in the future.

Here’s the synopsis for Brown’s Inferno (via Amazon):

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.




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  • Eweisze

    I guess they realized that the previous one The Lost Symbol was so “good” that it was too difficult to bring that greatness of storytelling to the big screen.

    #modeIRONYoff

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  • Ridge

    GOD DAMN IT!! I have been waiting for a TLS movie since I bought the damn book and now Sony says “Let’s skip Lost Symbol and lets make some money with this new book”

    I said it when Spiderman was rebooted….F’CK YOU 10,000 TIMES EVERYTIME YOU BREATH SONY!!

  • stylus59

    they should be going to inferno for this

  • Diego Fernando Salazar Proaño

    OK, nothing against David Koepp, he’s a good screenwritter, but the guy nixed one of the most important characters from Angels & Demons from the movie, mishandled a couple of scenes and removed a big punch from the plot (Won’t go into details because all of them involve spoilers) I would have liked another guy involved on this one (Steven Zaillian or Zodiac’s James Vanderbilt) but now, I can only hope he does better on this.

  • Diego Fernando Salazar Proaño

    OK, nothing against David Koepp, he’s a good screenwritter, but the guy nixed one of the most important characters from Angels & Demons from the movie, mishandled a couple of scenes and removed a big punch from the plot (Won’t go into details because all of them involve spoilers) I would have liked another guy involved on this one (Steven Zaillian or Zodiac’s James Vanderbilt) but now, I can only hope he does better on this.

  • Strong Enough

    this actually has fans?

  • Strong Enough

    this actually has fans?

  • pinkincide

    Remember when Ron Howard did Apollo 13? Can we have that Ron Howard back?

    I’m looking forward to another Dan Brown adaptation like I am to my next root canal.

  • Ozweego

    As long as they don’t muck it up like they did with Angels and Demons I will be happy. God that movie adaptation drove me nuts in the theatre.

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