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.