Dan Brown’s “Inferno”: Tom Hanks to return in 2015 film

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Tom Hanks will reprise his role as Robert Langdon for the film version of Dan Brown’s latest bestseller, Inferno, due to be released in December 2015.

By Alice Vincent, Entertainment writer, an article available online (17 July 2013), see the link to the original article here.

“Dan Brown’s Inferno was only released in May, but already plans for a movie version of the book are shaping up. Tom Hanks will reprise the role of Robert Langdon, the Harvard symbologist and main character of Dan Brown’s series of bestselling books. The Inferno film will be directed by Ron Howard, the director of 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and its sequel, Angels and Demons (2009). It is expected that the film will be released in December 2015, according to film industry website Deadline.

The decision to adapt Inferno for film follows a dispute over the third installment of Brown’s series, The Lost Symbol. In 2012 it was announced that Danny Strong, an Emmy-winning writer who also played Jonathan Levinson in television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, would adapt the novel for a screenplay. However, Howard refused to direct the film and little has been heard about the project since. Inferno sold nearly a quarter of a million copies in its first week of release, although this is half the 550,000 copies The Lost Symbol sold on publication in 2009. However, the film franchise has traditionally performed well for Sony, who own the film rights: the first film grossed more than £500 million worldwide, with Angels and Demons raking in £320 million at the global box office.”

4 thoughts on “Dan Brown’s “Inferno”: Tom Hanks to return in 2015 film

  1. I haven`t read Inferno yet. Mostly because I don`t do the lugging hardcovers to work with me so I`m waiting for the paperback BUT, I was seriously waiting for Lost Symbol to become a movie….so they`re just going to skip that and do Inferno…interesting 😉

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    1. They were good. Interestingly enough, although I think that Tom Hanks is very good in the role of Robert Langdon, I can never picture him as Langdon when reading the book, and if anything Dan Brown himself fits my image of Langdon better. Incidentally, Brown created Langdon as ‘the man he wished he could be’, and there are bibliographical similarities between the two.

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