Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are returning for Dan Brown's Inferno

Tom Hanks

Author Dan Brown has written a fourth novel that was publish earlier this year titled “Inferno.”  Well it didn’t take long to greenlight a big screen adaptation.  It looks like none other than Tom Hanks and Ron Howard, who worked together on Brown’s previous book to screen adaptations THE DA VINCI CODE and ANGELS & DEMONS.  It appears the third book “The Lost Symbol” will be hopped over by “Inferno.”

Tom Hanks has a pretty steady record of always be great while starring in great films.  However, I have always found his performances as Robert Langdon in the previous two films rather bland, but maybe it is mostly due to the poor screenplay adaptation or the lackluster direction by the usually very talented Ron Howard.  Whatever the sources may be, I found the films extremely forgettable and pedestrian.  So I can’t say this is exciting news at all and would rather see Hanks work on other projects.  David Koepp will be writing the screenplay with a release date set for December 18, 2015. (Deadline)

The official synopsis for 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.

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