Tom Hanks Returns As Robert Langdon In ‘Inferno,’ Film To Be Released In October 2016

Update:

Extended Trailer was released by Sony on Tuesday.

Last month during the Sony Pictures’ CinemaCon Convention in Nevada, the studio revealed the first look at the highly anticipated release of Inferno. The film is the third adaptation of Dan Brown’s novel series starring Tom Hanks as a world-renowned symbolist, Robert Langdon, Movie Web reported.

Sony released the first couple of promotional posters for the movie. There is no word when more images or a trailer will be released. In the poster, Tom Hanks is featured with the tagline, “Every clue will take him deeper.”

Tom Hanks returns as Robert Langdon in 'Inferno'

Tom Hanks explained that the movie, Inferno, asks the questions about hell: Is it a real place that we can go to physically or is it just in our minds? Hanks reveals that this question has always intrigued him, so a movie that embraced this question was something he was interested in right from the start, The Wrap reports.

“The film asks the question: Is hell a mental or physical state? Is it something we created or something that exists on its own organically? Dante’s description of hell in ‘Dante’s Inferno’ — that’s what we think of hell. But you could say it’s man-made. There are too many of us. We cannot sustain our own lives.”

In the opening of Inferno, Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital bed, suffering from amnesia. He doesn’t remember how he got there, or any of the events that led up to his hospital stay. Felicia Jones stars as Dr. Brooks, a polite doctor who tries to help Robert recover his memories and figure out what led to his head injury. They race the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global plague that could devastate the whole world’s population.

Dan Brown's 'Inferno'

Ben Foster plays the villain in the movie, Bertrand Zobrist. He is a mad scientist that wants to unleash a global plague that could solve the world’s over-population problem, at least that’s how he sees it. Like Angels & Demons, Inferno was directed by Ron Howard. The screenplay was written by David Koepp and was based on Dan Brown’s novel. Alongside Howard, Brian Grazer, Dan Brown, Anna Culp, Bill Connor, and David Householter produced the film.

Currently, it isn’t known if the producers plan to release The Lost Symbol. It was originally in production after Angels & Demons. The producers feel confident that The Lost Symbol will eventually be released. Sony felt Inferno was a better fit to be released this year, with the option to release The Lost Symbol in 2017.

Dan Brown fans feel Inferno may be the best Robert Langdon movie to date. If this movie can outshine the success of The Da Vinci Code, the release of The Lost Symbol would be guaranteed. Angels & Demons wasn’t as successful as they thought it was going to be. Sony is giving it one more shot and felt hopeful that Inferno will make the fans fall in love with Robert Langdon all over again.

Inferno will be released on October 28 in the United States, dropping two weeks earlier in India. Sony is expecting it to be a number one film for at least a few weeks. How can the film fail with an all-star cast, writing team, and producers?

Dan Brown fans, are you excited about the new film? What do you think about the major question of the movie: Is hell a physical or a mental place? Voice your opinion about Sony’s Inferno in the comments section below, and come back later for more movie spoilers, news, and updates.

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