The American actor Tom Hanks will reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in April for the film version of Dan Brown’s latest bestseller Inferno.
This film be directed by American Ron Howard, the director of 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and its sequel Angels and Demons (2009). The script is by the American screenwriter and director David Koepp.
Howard enjoyed great success from the first thriller in 2006, which grossed more than $750 million at the box office internationally. The follow-up prequel Angels & Demons was also successful, taking in close to $500 million worldwide.
Brown’s previous book in the series, The Lost Symbol, has not reached the silver screen for reasons not shared by Howard and the production team.
The two American distributors and producers of television and film Sony Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have confirmed an April start in Italy for Inferno. It is expected that the film will be released first in the USA in December 2015, although this is subject to change.
The cast will likely comprise of Italian comic Roberto Benigni and other Italian actors such as Pierfrancesco Favino.
Tom Hanks reprises his role as the Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon.
In Inferno, Langdon awakens in a Florence hospital with no memory of the last few days or how he got to Italy. He soon finds himself fleeing from mysterious assassins, local police, and even agents of the US government, in the company of doctor Sienna Brooks. It appears that everyone is gunning for his life! Meanwhile, an insane geneticist is planning to unleash a virus that will reduce the world’s population dramatically, to prevent overcrowding.
Nearly a quarter of a million copies of the novel Inferno were sold in its first week of release (May 2013).
In Florence, Robert and Sienna visit many legendary places full of mystery and incredibly important for Florence in terms of art and history. The movie will inevitably be shot almost entirely in Florence, the city in which the bestseller is set, and the city of Dante Alighieri!
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