Tom Hanks and Ron Howard On Board For Film Adaptation of Inferno

by |July 17, 2013

Earlier this morning Columbia Pictures announced it had set a December 18, 2015 release date for an adaptation of Dan Brown’s Inferno, his latest Robert Langdon story, but there was no word on who would star and direct.

Previously Tom Hanks had starred as the Harvard symbologist in the Ron Howard-directed The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, but when Howard opted not to return with The Lost Symbol there was a belief the series would end, or at least Hanks would not reprise his character again.

This afternoon however, after frenzied blogging and reporting from Hollywood, it now appears that The Lost Symbol has been pushed to the side, and Hanks and Howard are getting back together for Inferno.

Inferno is the biggest selling book of the year so far, with critics giving the novel better reviews than its divisive predecessor.

You can check out our own review of the book by clicking here.

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