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Tom Hanks to reprise Robert Langdon role for Inferno in 2015

Tom Hanks in Angels & Demons.

Story by Jack Foley

TOM Hanks will reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon for a third time when Dan Brown’s Inferno is adapted for the big screen.

What’s more, it’ll happen sooner than you think. Sony Pictures has announced a US release date of December 18, 2015 for the film.

Hanks has previously played Langdon in the first two films based on Brown’s novels, The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons.

Ron Howard, who directed both previous films, is also attached to direct from an adapted screenplay by David Koepp.

Inferno, which was published in May, finds Langdon attempting to stop a threatening world-wide plague. He subsequently follows clues from Dante’s The Divine Comedy that take him to Florence and Venice, Italy.

It is understood that the adaptation of Inferno will take precedence over The Lost Symbol, another of Brown’s books, which had been in development by Sony too.

The Da Vinci Code, released in 2006, grossed $758 million worldwide, while Angels & Demons, released in 2009, took in $486 million.

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