Robert Langdon will be back! Sony Pictures has announced that Tom Hanks will return to the role he made famous in The Da Vinci Code for a third time in Inferno. Ron Howard’s back in the director chair and he will co-produce with his partner, Brian Grazer.
Hanks is joined by a stellar cast, led by Oscar nominee (for The Theory of Everything) Felicity Jones, Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Sidse Babett Knudsen and Irrfan Khan.
The series looks to add to its already $1.2 billion worldwide gross when the film lands October 14, 2016. The film will come from the Dan Brown novel and the screenplay by David Koepp. Production will start the end of April.
Inferno features the Harvard symbologist, Langdon, when he awakes in an Italian hospital with a nasty case of amnesia. When he hooks up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor who holds the key to him regaining his memory, the two will work tirelessly to stop a madman from unleashing a global plague that is inspired by Dante’s iconic Inferno.
Dr. Brooks will be played by Jones, Khan (Life of Pi) is Harry Sims, aka The Provost, Sy will be Christoph Bruder and Knudsen will portray Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the WHO.
Howard is clearly thrilled to be back in the world of The Da Vinci Code.
“For this film, I wanted Tom Hanks to be surrounded by an international cast of actors whose energy will underscore Robert Langdon’s life-or-death peril, the high-stakes action he takes, and the global threat that he’s trying to prevent,” Howard said in a statement.
“Felicity, Irrfan, Omar, and Sidse have all broken through with recognition here in America as well as their home countries -- they are phenomenal talents and we can’t wait to get started.”
While we wait for the next chapter, watch The Da Vinci Code online!