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Inferno

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Links to our threads on the book versions of The Da Vinci Code (2003), The Lost Symbol (2009) and Inferno (2013), and to our threads on the film versions of The Da Vinci Code (2006), Angels & Demons (2009) and The Lost Symbol (in development).

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Tom Hanks And Ron Howard To Return For Next Dan Brown Movie ‘Inferno’; Sony Sets December 2015 Release Date

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard, the star and director, respectively, of Sony’s first two tentpole movies based on Dan Brown’s novels, are returning for Inferno, we’ve learned. Hanks had been expected to reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon for The Lost Symbol, the third novel in Brown’s book series. But Howard had bowed out of that project, which is now on the back burner, saying he wanted to produce it with Brian Grazer and their Imagine Entertainment but not direct. Now we’re hearing he’ll return for Inferno. . . .

Deadline.com, July 16

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The press release:

 

CULVER CITY, Calif., February 17, 2015 – Director/producer Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer have cast an energetic company of some of the world’s most talented and interesting rising international stars to join Tom Hanks in Inferno, the new film in Columbia Pictures’ Robert Langdon series, which has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date.

 

The Imagine Entertainment production, which has a screenplay by David Koepp based on the book by Dan Brown, is slated for release on October 14, 2016 and will begin principal photography at the end of April.  The project’s executive producers are Dan Brown, Anna Culp, Bill Connor, and David Householter.

 

Inferno continues the Harvard symbologist’s adventures on screen: when Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s “Inferno.”

 

Felicity Jones, an Oscar® nominee this year for her performance in The Theory of Everything, will star opposite Hanks as Dr. Sienna Brooks.  Irrfan Khan, one of India’s biggest stars, best known for his roles in Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, and The Lunchbox, takes the role of Harry Sims, also known as The Provost.  French actor Omar Sy, best known for his work in the French mega-hit The Intouchables, as well as X-Men: Days of Future Past, the upcoming Jurassic World, and John Wells’ upcoming untitled project, will play Christoph Bruder.  Sidse Babett Knudsen, star of the Danish television series “Borgen,” will portray Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Health Organization.  The filmmakers are also in talks with several other internationally recognized actors for major roles.

 

Commenting on the announcement, Howard said, “For this film, I wanted Tom Hanks to be surrounded by an international cast of actors whose energy will underscore Robert Langdon’s life-or-death peril, the high-stakes action he takes, and the global threat that he’s trying to prevent.  Felicity, Irrfan, Omar, and Sidse have all broken through with recognition here in America as well as their home countries – they are phenomenal talents and we can’t wait to get started.”

 

“We’re thrilled to be making a third Robert Langdon film with Ron, Tom and Brian,” said Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.  “Inferno will deliver all of the excitement, intrigue and international adventure that audiences expect from a film based on Dan Brown’s huge selling Langdon book series. We can't wait to see this character back on the big screen.”

 

Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti will oversee the project for Columbia Pictures.

 

The "Robert Langdon series". Does anybody really call these films that? Interesting, though, that there's no mention of The Da Vinci Code or Angels & Demons by name.

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This may be the first film in this series where I did not read the book before the movie came out. Do I *want* to read the book? Will this movie be a hot topic of conversation like the first one was?

 

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FWIW, my review.

I actually saw the film three weeks ago, right in the middle of the Vancouver film festival (it wasn't *part* of the film festival, it just happened to *screen* while the festival was ongoing), but I didn't have time to actually put pen to paper until this week. Plus, this is the first Dan Brown film I've reviewed without reading the book first. So this isn't as sharp or detail-oriented as I might have wanted, but oh well, I *did* review the first two movies back in the day, so I figured I had to say something about this one too. And frankly, I just found this film less *involving* than the first two films; as I say in the review, Inferno lacks the "whoa" moments that the first two films had. The earlier films gave you the impression they were drawing back the curtain on secrets that had been hiding in plain sight for centuries, or whatever, but *this* film feels like a warmed-over James Bond story.

Now that I've read the Wikipedia summary of the novel, though, I wonder if Inferno might have seemed less generic if it had stuck to the book's ending.

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You can now watch the first ten minutes online!

 

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I know nothing about this movie but as I was perusing the forum just now this is what I saw before I clicked on the title. Ha!

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It is the number of a man...

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