Tom Hanks is still set to reprise his The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons role of Professor Robert Langdon in the upcoming Inferno, although that third franchise film will be hitting a bit later than originally planned. Originally set for release on December 18, 2015, the Ron Howard film will now be in theaters October 14, 2016.
The book itself marks the fourth novel to follow Langdon. Published in 2013, Inferno is officially described as follows:
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of historys most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces… Dantes Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dantes dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust… before the world is irrevocably altered.