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Dan Brown and Ron Howard are a match made in Hollywood heaven. The best-selling author pens insanely paced thrillers that sprint through culture and history, led by famed symbologist Robert Langdon (played by two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks). The trio are back at it again with Inferno, which will shift Langdon's mission to save mankind to Florence. We got a teaser trailer for the movie a few weeks back, and now Sony has unveiled the full look at Inferno, due in theaters in October. Take a look.
To date, director Ron Howard and his leading man, Tom Hanks, have brought two Dan Brown thrillers to the big screen in The Da Vinci Code (2006) and Angels & Demons (2009). After a seven-year hiatus, they return with Inferno, which takes a lot of its cues from the artistic works of Dante, while also seeing Robert Langdon (Hanks) racing the clock to prevent another global catastrophe.
The plot of Inferno finds Langdon piecing together clues to help him retrieve a device that has been hidden by a secret organization. If Langdon can't reach the device in time, a weaponized, biological plague will be released by a diabolical organization that's convinced that the majority of the world's issue can be attributed to overpopulation on our planet. Their solution? Wipe out half of humanity, and let the rest of us live in a deranged form of peace.
As you can see from this full Inferno trailer, the pacing of the latest Ron Howard movie will be gripping and intense. Hanks will be joined by Rogue One star Felicity Jones, who plays Dr. Sienna Brooks, an intelligent physician who is pulled into Langdon's latest quest. And the trailer also notes that most of the action will take place in and around Florence, Italy... meaning this will be another gorgeous travelogue of terror, courtesy of Howard and his brilliant cinematographer, Salvatore Totino.
Inferno opens in theaters on October 28. Though it has been a few years since Ron Howard and Tom Hanks attempted to adapt a Dan Brown novel to the big screen, Inferno has different angles than either The Da Vinci Code or Angels & Demons, which leaned heavily on world religions. The overpopulation theory gives Inferno a hook that almost all audiences can understand, while Brown still provides Robert Langdon plenty of historical cues on which to educate the audience while they watch Tom Hanks run for his life. Will this one be as successful as the previous two films? We'll know soon enough.