Production is officially underway on Columbia Pictures’ Inferno, the third film in the franchise that launched with The Da Vinci Code in 2006 and continued with Angels & Demons in 2009. Ron Howard, who returns as both director and producer, has taken to Twitter today with behind the scenes images from the Venice, Italy shoot. Check them out below!
The film is set to star Tom Hanks, reprising his role as Robert Langdon, opposite Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) as Dr. Sienna Brooks, Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi) as Harry Sims (also known as The Provost), Omar Sy (The Intouchables) as Christoph Bruder and Sidse Babett Knudsen (“Borgen”) as Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Health Organization. Ben Foster is also slated to star in an undisclosed role.
The Imagine Entertainment production, which has a screenplay by David Koepp based on the book by Dan Brown, is slated for release on October 14, 2016. The project’s executive producers include Dan Brown, Anna Culp, Bill Connor, and David Householter.
Inferno continues the Harvard symbologist’s adventures on screen: when Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s immortal tome.
Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti are overseeing Inferno for Columbia Pictures.