Hanks and Howard Return for Dan Brown’s Inferno

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Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are teaming up again for Inferno, the third film based on a novel by Dan Brown. The pair previously joined forces to work on the adaptations of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and it’s follow up, Angels and Demons. Deadline has reported that Tom Hanks will once again be starring as Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbology.

Here’s the official synopsis for Dan Brown’s novel, Inferno:

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.

This is the fourth novel featuring the protagonist Robert Langdon. There are still plans to adapt the third novel, The Lost Symbol, in the future.

Sony Pictures has dated the film for December 18, 2015 with David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man) adapting the screenplay.

Source: Deadline.