Tom Hanks returns as Robert Langdon for Inferno

July 18, 2013

Tom Hanks is returning as Robert Langdon for Inferno, the fourth Robert Langdon book written by The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons author Dan Brown.
Chronologically, the third one was The Lost Symbol, released in 2009 and was set in Washington, DC. The film rights had been bought by Sony Pictures and the movie had been in development since 2011. But not much had been heard about the possible adaption of this novel after the news of Danny Strong hired to write that adaptation in March 2012 and the expectation that Mark Romanek would direct as Ron Howard had stepped away to produce.
It now looks like we'll have to wait for this one to be made… if it ever happens.

Instead, Sony Pictures has acquired the film rights for Inferno and has already set a December 18th, 2015 release date for it. David Koepp, who wrote Angels & Demons’ is aboard to write the script and Ron Howard will reprise his director’s role. Tom Hanks is set to return as Robert Landon for what could be another box-office success. The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons combined for more than $1.2bn box office worldwide.


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.

The story starts with Harvard University professor Robert Langdon waking up in a hospital with a head wound and no memory of the last few days. His last memory is walking on the Harvard campus, but he quickly realizes that he is now in Florence. Sienna Brooks, one of the doctors tending to him, tells him he suffered a concussion from being grazed by a bullet, and had stumbled into the emergency ward. Suddenly, Vayentha, a female assassin who has been following Robert, breaks into the hospital, shoots the doctor in charge of Robert's care, and approaches Robert's room. Sienna grabs Robert and they flee to her apartment.

Are you going to read the book?