Inferno Dan Brown’s newest book starring Dr Robert Langdon was only published in May and was the fourth book to centre on Dr Langdon. However according to reports, it looks like Sony Pictures are priming the movie version for release in December 2015. The production will reunite Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard.
It had been previously thought that the next Robert Langdon movie would have been The Lost Symbol, which was published back in 2009. In spite of Tom Hanks being on board for the project, director Howard was not so keen and only wanted to act as producer on the project. It appears that Brian Koepp who was the writer for Angels and Demons will also return to adapt Inferno for the big screen.
Inferno is set in the historic Italian city of Florence and has The Divine Comedy written by Dante in the 14th Century at the heart of the plot. Sony Pictures will be hoping that Inferno will be as successful as the previous movies in the franchise as Da Vinci Code grossed $758 million worldwide in 2006, and Angels & Demons dropped off to a $486 million worldwide gross in 2009.
By leapfrogging The Lost Symbol, Sony is yet again altering the timeline of the movies in relation to the books as although Angels and Demons was the second film to be released, it was the first book to feature Robert Langdon.
As a fan of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon books, I hope they treat this newest book with care.
I still don’t see Tom Hanks when I think of Dr Langdon though.