INFERNO Still Happening With Tom Hanks and Ron Howard; Italy Shoot Planned for April

     August 26, 2014


We last reported on this over a year ago, so this update isn’t meant to break any new revelatory information as much as it is to remind you that, yes, Inferno is still happening.  The film is of course the third installment in director Ron Howard’s ongoing adaptation of Dan Brown’s hugely popular book series.  Tom Hanks is still set to reprise his role as Robert Langdon.  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.”

And now we know that the project is finally set to start shooting in Italy this April (with a script by previously reported writer David Koepp).  This means that the prior release date  of December 18, 2015 will likely be tossed out in favor of a 2016 date.  Personally, I’m not a huge fan of this series, but it’s happening so there you go.  Maybe the new “Langdon has amnesia” angle will help keep my interest this time out?  That seems legitimately more interesting than anything from the first two films.  Hit the jump for more on Inferno.

tom-hanks-the-da-vinci-codeHere’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.

Hard to get the blood pressure up for this one, but I love Hanks and want to give him the benefit of the doubt.  How about you?

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  • Jack Dennis

    Didn’t like The DaVinci Code movie that much, but Angels and Demons was quite an improvement IMO.

    • Aquartertoseven

      Seriously? I thought the Da Vinci Code was okay, decent enough, and Angels and Demons was one of the worst films I’ve ever seen.

  • Le Dude

    i’d like to see how they deal with the ending of the novel. they could go with a morally heavy social commentary….but that’s never gonna happen

  • Hunter

    It’s a shame these movies haven’t been that great because the books are excellent. I have read all of Brown’s novels and could not help but think what great movies they could be as I read them. I really think they should have switched up directors this time around. Howard has just not been able to accurately convey what made Brown’s first two novels in the Langdon series so great on to film.

  • Liam Morrissey

    Not to notpick but your article is incorrect. Inferno is the fourth book in the series. The Lost Symbol is the third (best book of the entire series)

    • John

      The Lost Symbol is the worst book in the series. When I finished reading it, I threw it across the room. I like twists, when they are done well and make sense, but this was a giant middle finger to the readers.

      And the author is saying that it is the third installment in the film series.

  • Doug_101

    The biggest problem with Angels and Demons (the movie) is that the big threat was diffused by real world science. Shortly before that film was released, it was revealed that anti-matter isn’t as scary as everyone feared, so the idea of an anti-matter bomb instantly became a non threat. As far as the books go, I’ve only read A&D and DaVinci. I liked A&D better, personally. It was more of a thriller, while DaVinci, while it promoted an interesting theory, felt more like a history lesson. Maybe I’ll check out the other two novels.

    • Hunter

      Read “Deception Point” by the same author. It isn’t a Langdon story, but I think it is his best book.

  • Merlin235

    When I saw Dan Brown’s latest book, the first thought that entered my mind was “uh oh, what did the Catholics do now?” It might not even be about the Catholic Church, but he’s been such a one trick pony for a while now that it’s all I can think about when I see his name.

    • John

      Actually nothing, the Catholic church isn’t involved in this one, neither in Lost Symbol. They go to some Catholic churches, and talk about the Medieval church, but that is about it.

  • John

    I enjoyed this book, so I am excited for it. I hated the Lost Symbol, and could do without the film version.

  • Jason Howler

    Hey Evan,

    You know who doesn’t give a shit whether if you personally are a huge fan of the series? No one. So leave out the part that no one gives a shit about and report just the news without your cute little worthless additions to your article. If I wanted to read a Matt Goldberg article, I would have clicked on his shitty writing instead.

    • Guest

      The answer to your question completely contradicts itself. If you’re going to be a jerk, at least get your grammar right.

  • Person

    Da Vinci Code movie was fine, and Angels & Demons was as good as it could be considering that the book was nonsense (especially the end). I gave up on the books halfway through Lost Symbol, though. Hopefully this one turns out well enough that they can call this a trilogy and end it.

  • One of Nine

    I thought both Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons weren’t bad but I found the pacing of each film to be brutal at times. That said, I’ll check this out.

  • Ted

    Bout fucking time!

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    Robert Langdon our savior of the world

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