Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Deadpool Trailer Crashes In
'Daddy needs to express some rage...'
Peter Berg Looks To Direct Patriots' Day
He may reunite with Mark Wahlberg for the Boston bombing drama
First Trailer For Roland Emmerich's Stonewall
Where Pride began
Corey Stoll On For Woody Allen's Next Film
Parker Posey also aboard the untitled project
Hugh Dancy Finds The Way
He's joining Aaron Paul in the Hulu series
Chris Pine Aboard Comancheria
Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges also on for the drama
Carlo Gallo Back For Bad Neighbours 2
She'll appear alongside Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne
Brad Peyton Signs Up For Military Adventure
From the writers of Iron Man
Will Smith Takes Over Collateral Beauty
As Hugh Jackman drops out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 July 2015
Exclusive New Poster For Spielberg's Bridge Of Spies
Tinker, Tailor, Lawyer, Spy...
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
In The Heart Of The Sea
08 January 2016
Misery Loves Comedy
11 September 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Captain Phillips (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Rush (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Cloud Atlas (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Tom Hanks & Ron Howard Head For Inferno
They're adapting Dan Brown's latest

17 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

There’s a new mystery for Dan Brown’s symbology professor Robert Langdon to investigate. Two, actually – one will likely be seen on the big screen, as Da Vinci Code/Angels & Demons duo Tom Hanks and Ron Howard have announced plans to film Brown’s latest tome, Inferno.

This outing finds Langdon in Italy, grappling with a chilling puzzle revolving around Dante’s Inferno. He’ll face a new and cunning adversary and an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science.

Can he solve the problem before the world is forever changed? Given his track record, we’re going to guess he has a good shot. The book arrived in May and is now in development at Sony, but Deadline could find no word on a writer.

The other mystery will be whatever happened to The Lost Symbol, Brown’s third Langdon adventure and one that has been bubbling away in development itself since 2011. Ron Howard seemed unwilling to revisit the series, and stepped away to produce, with Mark Romanek seen as the likely replacement. But though Brown himself and Steven Knight worked on a script, the film has quietly disappeared.

With Inferno now the focus and Howard apparently back – though it’ll have to wait at least until he’s made In The Heart Of The Sea – it seems the Symbol will stay lost for now.

Howard’s latest, Rush, arrives on September 13.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Wolverine Gets A UK Premiere
Leicester Square becomes Logan's run
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Casting
I'll put good money on Helen Mirren being cast as Elizabeth Sinskey. DB clearly wrote that character with her in mind! More

Posted by Tom Sanderson at 14:55 on 17 July 2013 | Report This Post

don't do it
The Lost Symbol was an awful book. Inferno is slightly better, but given the hash they made of Angels and Demons, which is the one that lends itself best to cinematic adaptation, I wouldn't have high hopes for this. More

Posted by tysmuse at 11:47 on 17 July 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Exclusive Deadpool Trailer Breakdown
Director Tim Miller guides us through his crazed superhero promo

Empire Meets The Cast Of The Gift
On acting scared, Words With Friends battles and Lego Bateman

Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)