Does the world need another Dan Brown adaptation? The first time the paperback millionaire’s work struck the big screen was back in 2006 for The Da Vinci Code. Fans of the novel flocked to see how it translated at the multiplex, only to discover a plot which hinges largely on characters spewing large chunks of exposition at one another doesn’t make for a dynamic thriller. The unnecessary sequel, Angels & Demons, similarly fell short of its ambition. But that doesn’t stop Hollywood, as development on third instalment, Inferno, continues to heat up.
According to Deadline, The Theory Of Everything star Felicity Jones in the early stages of joining production as doctor-sidekick Sienna Brooks. It’s not a huge amount of information, but it’s enough to ignite the dwindling embers surrounding the movie.
The last time we heard anything about the third chapter in the Robert Langdon saga was back in July 2013, when director Ron Howard and leading man Tom Hanks were reportedly all set to reprise their roles. It’s been a smidge on the quiet side since then. Howard delivered fantastic racetrack caper, Rush, and just finished work on In The Heart Of The Sea, so his calendar is freeing up to dedicate his resources to Inferno.
Hanks is mid-shoot on Steven Spielberg’s Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller before he also takes a break. It looks like the stars – or should that be symbols? – are beginning to align for Inferno, which is probably for the best if Sony wants to hit that estimated December 18th, 2015 release date.
Until we bring you the next piece of the Inferno puzzle, you can check out the official book synopsis below!
Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. With a relentless female assassin trailing them through Florence, he and his resourceful doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced to flee. Embarking on a harrowing journey, they must unravel a series of codes, which are the work of a brilliant scientist whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written, Dante Alighieri’s The Inferno.