Ron Howard’s INFERNO Release Date Pushed to October 14, 2016

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The popularity of a Dan Brown novel has nothing on Star Wars.  As Evan correctly predicted previously, Sony Pictures has opted to shift the Inferno release date from December 18, 2015—opposite Star Wars: Episode VII—back nearly a year to October 14, 2016.  Ron Howard returns to direct the third Dan Brown adaptation with Tom Hanks back in the starring role after 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and 2009’s Angels & Demons.  The initial 2015 Inferno release date was set quite a while ago, so in reality the shift probably had more to do with scheduling rather than going head-to-head with Star Wars.

Howard only recently completed post-production on his upcoming historical drama In the Heart of the Sea, and filming on Inferno won’t begin until next April after Hanks wraps his untitled Cold War thriller with Steven Spielberg.  Finishing Inferno by next Christmas would’ve been a very tight squeeze.  More after the jump, including what Inferno’s new competition looks like on its new release date.

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

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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.

Ron Howard in Talks to Direct THE JUNGLE BOOK for Warner Bros.

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It appears that filmmaker Ron Howard may soon be heading back into family friendly territory.  A month after director Alejandro González Iñárritu fell off the project, Heat Vision reports that Howard is currently in talks to take the helm of Warner Bros.’ live-action The Jungle Book adaptation.  The studio is in a bit of a race to get the project off the ground, as Jon Favreau is helming another live-action adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling book for Disney with an October 2015 release date already set.  Warner Bros.’ picture is being produced by Steve Kloves, who wrote all but one of the Harry Potter films for the studio, and his daughter Callie Kloves wrote the screenplay for this new Jungle Book film.  Should Howard sign on, he would also produce this new adaptation.  Hit the jump for more on the project and Howard’s very busy slate.

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.

Adam Goldberg to Play Porn Star in INFERNO; Michael B. Jordan to Guest Star on HOUSE

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There are two competing Linda Lovelace biopics in the works right now.  Amanda Seyfried will play the 1970s porn star in Lovelace.  A report from yesterday added Adam Brody, Eric Roberts, and Demi Moore to the supporting cast alongside Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, Hank Azaria, and possibly James FrancoMalin Akerman will assume the starring role in Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story, surrounded by the likes of Matt Dillon, Paz de la Huerta, Harold Perrineau, and Sasha Grey.  For my money, Lovelace is winning the casting battle handily, a fact not changed by Variety‘s report that Adam Goldberg is in final talks to play fellow porn star Harry Reems in Inferno.  Maybe I am swayed by my fondness for Brody, who’s playing Reems in Lovelace.  But really, Seyfried + Sarsgaard > Akerman + Dillon.  However, I am on record saying I don’t have the heart to watch this ugly tale, so no need to appeal to me.  Matthew Wilder will direct Inferno based on his own script, adapted from Lovelace’s autobiography Ordeal.

Hit the jump for details on Michael B. Jordan‘s upcoming guest spot on House.

Sharon Stone to Play Linda Lovelace’s Mother in INFERNO: A LINDA LOVELACE STORY

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Dual Linda Lovelace biopics are in the works, and one of them just nabbed Sharon Stone. The actress tells AP that she’s joined the cast of Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story. Inferno is the one that almost starred Lindsay Lohan, but now Malin Akerman is set in the leading role. Matthew Wilder will direct. Lovelace came to prominence after her starmaking performance in Deep Throat, later claiming that she had been forced into the pornography business by her abusive husband. The competing biopic in the works, Lovelace, has Amanda Seyfried set as the starlet, with Peter Sarsgaard in talks to play her husband Chuck Traynor. Stone will move on to Inferno after filming the thriller The Mule.

Malin Akerman Replaces Lindsay Lohan in INFERNO: A LINDA LOVELACE STORY

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Due to her ongoing legal troubles, Lindsay Lohan has been replaced by Malin Akerman (Watchmen) in Matthew Wilder’s Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story.  The director broke the news on his Facebook page [via TheWrap].  Deadline adds that the problem with Lohan was that “she’s impossible to insure and the producers loved Malin.”  Lohan may have cost herself the role in mid-September when she failed a post-jail drug test.  For those who don’t know, Inferno centers on porn star Linda Lovelace.  Lovelace achieved notoriety for her performance in the successful hardcore porn film Deep Throat.  Per Wikipedia, Lovelace (real name Linda Susan Boreman) “later denounced her pornography career, claimed that she had been forced into it by her sadistic first husband, and for a while became a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement.”

TheWrap notes that “Akerman may not sell as many tickets as Lohan”, as if Lohan still got people to come to the theater.  The box office receipts for I Know Who Killed Me would beg to differ. Hit the jump for more on Akerman’s busy schedule.

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