For quite a while now Ron Howard and Tom Hanks have both been attached to a third adaptation of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series, following Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. More recently it was revealed that they hope to start shooting next April.
However what they don’t have yet is any cast members – barring Hanks of course. That looks like it’s about to change as Felicity Jones (Theory of Everything, Amazing Spider-man 2) is in early talks to star in Inferno.
In Brown’s novel, symbologist Robert Langdon once more get thrust into the heart of a mystery, this time revolving around medieval poet Dante Alghieri. However to make things a little more complicated Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He has no idea what’s going on but it soon becomes clear it has something to do with a global plague, as well as artefacts to do with Dante – and he may be the only one who can stop it (and if that sounds like James Bond with a university professor, it kind of is).
Ron Howard is directing from a screenplay by David Koepp.