Inferno was in the top 5 of the New York Times best-seller list of 2013, but the success of Dan Brown’s latest mysterious book featuring professor Robert Langdon is far from over yet. Following the example of Brown’s other best-sellers The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Inferno will also be made into a movie. Let’s look at the things we already know about this yet to be released movie.
Inferno movie release date: December 18th, 2015
The wait for the Inferno movie is still quite long, but at least a date has already been selected: December 18th, 2015. With movies you never know exactly if a deadlin will be honored, but seeing as this project is well on track so far, there is no reason to suspect there will be any serious delays.
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Tom Hanks is back as Robert Langdon
Just like in the movie versions of The Da Vinci Code (2006) and Angels & Demons (2009), Tom Hanks will take on the part of professor Robert Langdon. There isn’t much news about any other actors who will star in the movie yet, but no doubt more light will be shed on this as filming draws closer.
Ron Howard is back as director
Another familiar face to sign on for a Dan Brown movie project for the third time is direct Ron Howard. Besides The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Howard is known for movies such as Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind and Frost/Nixon. Recently he seems to be in top form, just last year delivering the critically acclaimed ‘Rush’, about the 1970’s rivalry between Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
The Lost Symbol has been skipped
Inferno is actually skipping in line, seeing as Dan Brown’s book The Lost Symbol has not been made into a movie yet. This book also features Robert Langdon and was released after Angels & Demons and before Inferno. In 2012 it was announced that Emmy award-winning screenwriter Danny Strong was chosen to make a screenplay for the Lost Symbol movie. However, Ron Howard allegedly refused to direct the movie, after which it was postponed until further notice.
David Koepp will write the screenplay
Speaking of screenplays: David Koepp will write the one for Inferno. He is most prominently known as a writer for Jurassic Park, Spider-man and Mission: Impossible. It’s not his first Dan Brown adaption, as he also wrote the screenplay for Angels & Demons.
Inferno will have a huge budget (and gross even more)
The Da Vinci Code had a budget of roughly $125 million, followed by Angels & Demons with $150 million. Together, those two movies have grossed nearly $1 billion for production company Sony. Seeing as any Robert Langdon movie is almost guaranteed to draw the masses to the cinema, we can expect another mega budget for this one.