Mining Dan Brown's work has done rather well for Ron Howard over the years, so it was somewhat inevitable that he would tackle another tome.
Inferno finds Tom Hanks' symbologist Robert Langdon in Italy, grappling with amnesia and a chilling puzzle revolving around Dante's Inferno. He will face a new and cunning adversary and an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. And he will need the help of doctor Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), who aids him in recovering his memories even as they head out on his latest quest.
"I have none of the answers and I don't even know what the questions are, so it puts me in a hairy acting experience," Hanks told Empire. "I can't quite be as cool and suave as the Langdon of the previous two films."
Speaking to Empire, Howard describes Inferno as an unique challenge for his Academy Award® winning leading man. "This is the most personal of all these stories as it relates to the Robert Langdon character," says Howard. "It's a great performance opportunity for Tom".
With Omar Sy (X-Men: Days Of Future Past), Ben Foster (3:10 To Yuma), Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen) and Irrfan Khan (Life Of Pi) also in the cast, Inferno is out in the UK on 14 October.