Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard, a team that took on the first two adaptations of Dan Brown’s previously published works — The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons — will return for his latest release in Robert Langdon series, titled Inferno.
To put it another way, Sony has decided to skip ‘The Lost Symbol’, Brown’s third novel about Harvard University symbologist Langdon, and has set a December 18th, 2015 release date for his current best-seller, ‘Inferno‘.
Mark Romanek was previously rumored to direct The Lost Symbol, but the studio is keeping the third book on the backburner for now.
David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Mission: Impossible), who wrote Angels & Demons, is back to adapt the screenplay.
Sony is no doubt hoping a successful return to the Langdon franchise after six years sober, so we’ll listen up for more updates.
Here’s the official book description:
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.