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ROBERT LANGDON TO RETURN IN “INFERNO”
STARRING TOM HANKS

Ron Howard Directs and Produces with Brian Grazer; Film Begins Production in April
via press release


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CULVER CITY, Calif., February 17, 2015 – Director/producer Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer have cast an energetic company of some of the world’s most talented and interesting rising international stars to join Tom Hanks in Inferno, the new film in Columbia Pictures’ Robert Langdon series, which has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date.

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 and will begin principal photography at the end of April. The project’s executive producers are 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 “Inferno.”


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Felicity Jones, an Oscar® nominee this year for her performance in The Theory of Everything, will star opposite Hanks as Dr. Sienna Brooks.

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Irrfan Khan, one of India’s biggest stars, best known for his roles in Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, and The Lunchbox, takes the role of Harry Sims, also known as The Provost.

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French actor Omar Sy, best known for his work in the French mega-hit The Intouchables, as well as X-Men: Days of Future Past, the upcoming Jurassic World, and John Wells’ upcoming untitled project, will play Christoph Bruder.

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Sidse Babett Knudsen, star of the Danish television series “Borgen,” will portray Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Health Organization. The filmmakers are also in talks with several other internationally recognized actors for major roles.

Commenting on the announcement, Howard said, “For this film, I wanted Tom Hanks to be surrounded by an international cast of actors whose energy will underscore Robert Langdon’s life-or-death peril, the high-stakes action he takes, and the global threat that he’s trying to prevent. Felicity, Irrfan, Omar, and Sidse have all broken through with recognition here in America as well as their home countries – they are phenomenal talents and we can’t wait to get started.”

“We’re thrilled to be making a third Robert Langdon film with Ron, Tom and Brian,” said Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group. “Inferno will deliver all of the excitement, intrigue and international adventure that audiences expect from a film based on Dan Brown’s huge selling Langdon book series. We can't wait to see this character back on the big screen.”

Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti will oversee the project for Columbia Pictures.

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  • Zep_TepiZep_Tepi PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Robert Langdon To Return In 'Inferno' Starring Tom Hanks

    Director/producer Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer have cast an energetic company of some of the world’s most talented and interesting rising international stars to join Tom Hanks in Inferno, the new film in Columbia Pictures’ Robert Langdon series, which has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date.

    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 and will begin principal photography at the end of April. The project’s executive producers are 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 “Inferno.”

    Felicity Jones, an Oscar® nominee this year for her performance in The Theory of Everything, will star opposite Hanks as Dr. Sienna Brooks. Irrfan Khan, one of India’s biggest stars, best known for his roles in Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, and The Lunchbox, takes the role of Harry Sims, also known as The Provost. French actor Omar Sy, best known for his work in the French mega-hit The Intouchables, as well as X-Men: Days of Future Past, the upcoming Jurassic World, and John Wells’ upcoming untitled project, will play Christoph Bruder. Sidse Babett Knudsen, star of the Danish television series “Borgen,” will portray Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Health Organization. The filmmakers are also in talks with several other internationally recognized actors for major roles.

    Commenting on the announcement, Howard said:

    “For this film, I wanted Tom Hanks to be surrounded by an international cast of actors whose energy will underscore Robert Langdon’s life-or-death peril, the high-stakes action he takes, and the global threat that he’s trying to prevent. Felicity, Irrfan, Omar, and Sidse have all broken through with recognition here in America as well as their home countries – they are phenomenal talents and we can’t wait to get started.”

    Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group added:

    “We’re thrilled to be making a third Robert Langdon film with Ron, Tom and Brian. Inferno will deliver all of the excitement, intrigue and international adventure that audiences expect from a film based on Dan Brown’s huge selling Langdon book series. We can't wait to see this character back on the big screen.”

    Michael De Luca and Andrea Giannetti will oversee the project for Columbia Pictures.
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    3RD ROBERT LANGDON MOVIE “INFERNO” STARTS PRODUCTION
    via press release

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    CULVER CITY, Calif., – Principal photography has commenced on “Inferno,” the new film in Columbia Pictures’ Robert Langdon series, which has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date. The film is slated for release on October 14, 2016.
    In the film, Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks reprises his role as Robert Langdon. He is joined by an international cast of actors, including Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, and Sidse Babett Knudsen. The film is directed by Ron Howard and produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. The screenplay is by David Koepp based on the book by Dan Brown. The project’s executive producers are David Householter, Dan Brown, Anna Culp, and William M. Connor.

    “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 “Inferno.”

    Commenting on the announcement, Howard said, “I’m so excited to be starting production on our third Robert Langdon film. Audiences everywhere have shown a tremendous appetite for the Robert Langdon adventures and Inferno has all of the intrigue and action they could want.”

    The film will be shot on location in such exotic cities as Florence, Venice, and Budapest.
    Howard’s production team includes Director of Photography Salvatore Totino, Production Designer Peter Wenham, Editors Dan Hanley and Tom Elkins, and Costume Designer Julian Day.

    “Inferno” is distributed by Columbia Pictures in the Philippines, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
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    TOM HANKS BACK AS ROBERT LANGDON IN “INFERNO” WORLDWIDE TRAILER
    via press release

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    Columbia Pictures & IMAGINE Entertainment have just unveiled the worldwide trailer of the new action-thriller “Inferno” starring Tom Hanks, which may be viewed below:

    “Inferno” is the third film in the studio's Robert Langdon series (including “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons”), which has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date.

    Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, “Inferno,” which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

    Opening across the Philippines in October 2016, “Inferno” is distributed by Columbia Pictures in the Philippines, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
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    HANKS MUST STOP GLOBAL PLAGUE IN NEW “INFERNO” TRAILER
    via press release

    “Dark days of hell isn't fiction. It's prophecy.” So starts the latest trailer of Columbia Pictures & IMAGINE Entertainment's new action-thriller “Inferno” starring Tom Hanks as symbologist Robert Langdon who must solve a deadly puzzle to avert a global plague.

    “Inferno” is the third film in the studio's Robert Langdon series (including “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons”).

    Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s (“The Da Vinci Code”) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, “Inferno,” which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world’s population.

    Written by David Koepp based on the novel by Dan Brown, “Inferno” also stars Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Ben Foster and Sidse Babett Knudsen.

    Opening across the Philippines on October 28, “Inferno” is distributed by Columbia Pictures in the Philippines, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    “INFERNO” VIGNETTE HIGHLIGHTS THE GREAT DANTE
    via press release

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    Celebrate the great mind of DANTE in a special vignette released by Columbia Pictures in connection with the upcoming action-thriller “Inferno” – the third film in the studio's Robert Langdon series (“The Da Vinci Code,” “Angels & Demons”), which has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date.

    Watch the featurette here:

    “Dante basically invented hell as we understand it,” says director Ron Howard.

    Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, “Inferno,” which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

    Howard adds, “Langdon’s hallucinating mind is tormented by a man obsessed with Dante. He’s forced to pick up the pieces and make sense of this clue path that’s been laid before him.”

    Opening across the Philippines in October 28, “Inferno” is distributed by Columbia Pictures in the Philippines, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    NEW “INFERNO” FEATURETTE SETS UP CLUES TO THE MYSTERY
    via press release


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    “Inferno” director Ron Howard, Tom Hanks and author Dan Brown discuss symbologist Robert Langdon’s latest journey in a new featurette titled Cerca Trova which may be viewed below:


    Cerca Trova, which means “seek and find,” refers to one of the greatest mysteries in all of art history. Watch the featurette and check out “Inferno” when it opens across the Philippines on Oct. 12.

    Columbia Pictures' new action-thriller “Inferno” is the third film in the studio's Robert Langdon series (“The Da Vinci Code,” “Angels & Demons”), which has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date.

    Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, “Inferno,” which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

    “Inferno” is distributed by Columbia Pictures in the Philippines, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. [#]InfernoMovie[/#]
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    ROBERT LANGDON'S GREATEST CHALLENGE UNRAVELS IN “INFERNO”
    via press release

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    Following up on the worldwide successes of “The Da Vinci Code” (2006) and “Angels & Demons” (2009) is Columbia Pictures' “Inferno,” the third highly anticipated adaptation in Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series of novels. “Inferno,” the latest addition in the $1.2 billion film franchise, was the best-selling adult book of 2013, proving that readers around the world can’t get enough of Robert Langdon.

    Watch the “Inferno” Vignette “Zobrist's Manifesto”

    Tom Hanks, who returns in one of his signature roles playing the quick-thinking and resourceful Langdon, explains the attraction. "There is something Dan Brown has figured out – everybody likes a good puzzle, especially one you can actually figure out the clues to one at a time and solve,” he says. “These movies give that to the audience – it is almost an interactive film, and it has been like that since The Da Vinci Code.”

    Borrowing its title from Dante’s masterwork, the Latin word for Hell, “Inferno” has the added the component of a psychological thriller. In the film, Dr. Robert Langdon wakes up to face his biggest challenge yet – he has lost his memory. Haunted by feverish visions and intense headaches, he must find out what has happened to him, and why.

    Hanks explains, “Hell for Langdon in the movie is both a state of mind and a very physical experience because he is wracked with pain in his head and he is tortured by the fact he is ignorant of the reasons why.”

    “Inferno” is the most visually stylistic film in the series so far, with a series of cryptic dream sequences that take audiences inside Langdon’s head and lend an entirely different feel than previous installments.

    In the film, Langdon must make sense of clues relating to Dante’s epic poem. Director Ron Howard explains, “Langdon’s hallucinating mind is tormented by a man obsessed with Dante. He’s forced to pick up the pieces and make sense of this clue path that’s been laid before him.”

    Just as he did in “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons,” Dan Brown touches on topics in “Inferno” that are highly relevant to today’s world. In Brown’s novels and in the films, Hanks points out, “There is always some degree of a question.” In “Inferno,” the questions revolve around overpopulation. “Are there really too many people being born? Is there a way we may be able to solve our overpopulation? Or will our world become a new version of Dante's Inferno?”

    Opening across the Philippines on Oct. 12, “Inferno” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Use the hashtag [#]InfernoMovie[/#]
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    “INFERNO” TO BE RELEASED IN IMAX CINEMAS IN THE PHILIPPINES OCT 12
    via press release

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, IMAX Corporation and Imagine Entertainment has announced that “Inferno,” the latest film in the Dan Brown (“The Da Vinci Code”) franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format
    The film, starring Tom Hanks as Dr. Robert Langdon and directed by Ron Howard, will be released into IMAX® theatres worldwide (including the Philippines), coinciding with the film's general release date on October 12th.


    “Inferno” continues the $1.2 billion franchise, following the hits “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons.”
    "Dan Brown's Robert Langdon is back, and `Inferno' is his most thrilling adventure yet with the patented Dan Brown twists and turns," said Rory Bruer, president of Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures. "We've had an extraordinary response to the film from audiences – it's testing extremely well. Ron Howard has made `Inferno' the most visually stylistic film in the series so far, with intense action sequences and cryptic dream sequences that will have audiences wanting to experience this film in IMAX."

    "Beginning with the very first IMAX DMR® release—“Apollo 13”—IMAX and Ron Howard, along with the support of our partners at Imagine Entertainment, have created a longstanding and successful tradition of bringing awe-inspiring entertainment to movie-goers around the globe," said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. "Together with our friends and colleagues at Sony, we are excited to continue that legacy with Dan Brown's latest franchise installment Inferno, which is sure to thrill audiences when it launches this fall in IMAX® theatres worldwide."

    The IMAX® release of “Inferno” will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

    Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown's billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, “Inferno,” which finds the famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population. The film's screenplay is by David Koepp, based upon the novel by Dan Brown. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are the producers.

    “Inferno” is distributed by Columbia Pictures in the Philippines, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
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    FELICITY JONES, ON A QUEST TO STOP A GLOBAL CATASTROPHE IN “INFERNO”
    via press release

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    Starring opposite Tom Hanks in Columbia Pictures' new suspense thriller “Inferno” is Academy Award® nominated actress Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything,” upcoming “Rogue One”) as Dr. Sienna Brooks.

    Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown's billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, “Inferno,” which finds the famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When 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. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population.


    For Jones, there is more to her character than meets the eye. "Sienna is a young woman who is a strong environmentalist, full of conviction. She is not everything she seems but on the surface she is someone that gets involved in a mystery relating to finding a deadly virus."

    That is one of the aspects that drew Jones to the role, she says: “This is really a contemporary story about paranoia, fear of governments, and who we can trust.”

    “There’s a lot of fun in it, in that they’re going on this quest, they’re finding clues, but at the same time, there is a seriousness and there is a philosophical side to the film,” adds Jones.

    “And it’s addressing very pertinent issues about what is the state of the world that we’re living in and how do we contribute to making that world as good as it can be for future generations,” continues Jones. “I feel like, increasingly with global warming, we’re forced to address how we are living, and ask are we living in a way that is sustainable? I am absolutely pro making sure we do everything to leave the planet in as green a state as possible.”

    For inspiration in playing her character, Jones says she went straight to the source material. “When I knew I had the part of Sienna, I read Dan Brown’s book – it was a really fun read,” she recalls. “Throughout filming, I would keep coming back to the book for Sienna and find little clues about her backstory that I could use in playing her. The books was a really good resource throughout filming.”

    Working with Hanks and Howard, both Oscar winners who make up a formidable creative team, was a delight, Jones shares. “They have a huge affection for each other. They have this shorthand and they are both on the same page creatively. It’s what I would hope to do later in my career – to work with the same people and build up a shorthand. It’s like any creative endeavour, if you work with the same people, you actually save a lot of time because you’re not trying to establish a new relationship.”


    Opening across the Philippines on Oct. 12, “Inferno” is distributed by Columbia Pictures in the Philippines, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
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    “INFERNO” MARKS ROBERT LANGDON TRILOGY FOR RON HOWARD
    via press release

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    Ron Howard has been the keeper of the cinematic legacy of Dan Brown’s best selling books for many years now – he made the hugely successful The Da Vinci Code back in 2006 followed, three years later, by Angels & Demons.

    Each one, says Howard, has presented its own unique opportunities and the latest in the franchise – Columbia Pictures' Inferno was, at least in that regard, exactly the same as its illustrious predecessors.

    “These films are hard work,” he says. “And you feel a lot of responsibility because they’re books that people love. But you know, they really are thrilling life experiences.”

    Inferno finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world’s population.

    Inferno is the most visually stylistic film in the series so far, with a series of cryptic dream sequences that take audiences inside Langdon’s head and lend an entirely different feel than previous installments. That is precisely what draws director Ron Howard to this series – out of 23 feature films made over more than three decades as a director, the only sequels he has chosen to helm are Angels & Demons and now Inferno.

    “There have been characters that I love as much as I love Robert Langdon, but I always want to push myself to do something different. It’s more interesting than repeating yourself,” Howard explains. “But that’s what’s so great about the movies based on Dan Brown’s books – each of them is so different, and he explores such different themes in each adventure. Inferno is the most stylistically different yet. With this series, I get to go back and revisit a character I love while continuing to push myself in new directions.”

    In the film, Langdon must make sense of clues relating to Dante’s epic poem. Howard explains, “Langdon’s hallucinating mind is tormented by a man obsessed with Dante. He’s forced to pick up the pieces and make sense of this clue path that’s been laid before him.”

    Inferno, says Howard, is a movie that will both entertain and provoke discussion. “The Dan Brown stories combine these button-pushing ideas that offer the audience two things; there’s the tempo, the pace, there’s the clue path and there’s this feeling that you’re going to have something to talk about when the movie is over.”

    Opening across the Philippines on Oct. 12, “Inferno” is distributed by Columbia Pictures in the Philippines, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
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    “INFERNO” STARS IN FLORENCE FOR WORLD PREMIERE
    via press release

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    Tom Hanks, Ron Howard and Felicity Jones lead the cast and filmmakers of Columbia Pictures' Inferno for the world premiere and press conference in Florence, Italy.

    The Hollywood A-listers participated in a press conference Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Palazzo Vecchio’s Salone dei 500, with fellow Inferno team members in attendance: actors Irrfan Khan and Omar Sy, as well as author Dan Brown.
    On Friday, Oct. 7, the cast will be guests at Forte Belvedere for a special photo call together with photographers and journalists from the international press.

    The big day for the world premiere is scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the avante-garde Florence Opera House (Teatro dell’Opera) with the cast and filmmakers expected to grace the red carpet.

    Earlier on Wednesday night, Oct. 5, the four-day Inferno events kicked off when the film's trailer was projected onto the river in front of the Ponte Vecchio. This kind of projection has never been seen before in Italy: a massive jet of water used as a screen forming a mist on which the trailer was shown every 20 minutes.

    Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown's billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, “Inferno,” which finds the famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When 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. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population.

    Opening across the Philippines on Oct. 12, “Inferno” is distributed by Columbia Pictures in the Philippines, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • kidrenderkidrender PEx Rookie ⭐
    those who have read the book, how does the movie compare to it? :)
  • cannycaninecannycanine Volleyball Vanguard
    kidrender wrote: »
    those who have read the book, how does the movie compare to it? :)

    Book > movie

    But compared to the rest of the movie adaptation of Langdon's collection, this is the most cinematic.
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    AS ROBERT LANGDON, TOM HANKS MUST RECOVER HIS MEMORIES IN “INFERNO”
    via press release

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    American legend Tom Hanks returns in one of his signature roles as the quick-thinking and resourceful symbologist Robert Langdon, in Columbia Pictures' new suspense thriller, Inferno.

    Academy Award® winner Ron Howard directs the latest bestseller in author Dan Brown's billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When 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. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population.

    Hanks explains the enduring attraction of the franchise. “There is something Dan Brown has figured out – everybody likes a good puzzle, especially one you can actually figure out the clues to one at a time and solve,” he says. “These movies give that to the audience – it is almost an interactive film, and it has been like that since The Da Vinci Code.”

    Borrowing its title from Dante’s masterwork, the Latin word for Hell, Inferno has the added component of a psychological thriller. Hanks explains, “Hell for Langdon in the movie is both a state of mind and a very physical experience because he is wracked with pain in his head and he is tortured by the fact he is ignorant of the reasons why.”

    Ron Howard says the Robert Langdon role fits Tom Hanks like a glove. “Part of the reason everybody loves Tom in this role is that, in real life, he is Robert Langdon,” says Howard. “Both are driven by curiosity, share a dry sense of humor, and are men who, when faced with a puzzle, are like a dog with a bone – they are fascinated by the world around them and have the wonderful kind of mind that is able to decode it. And that’s all on top of the fact that he’s one of the best actors of our generation.”

    Hanks enjoys returning time and again to the role of Robert Langdon because there’s nothing quite like unraveling a riddle. “Dan Brown created a character that can always be called into play: there’s always going to be a mystery worth analyzing,” he says. “These movies are fun and you learn something.”

    Furthermore, Hanks says that Inferno marks a major point of departure for the character. “He usually knows everything there is to know about symbols, art, history, architecture, politics, and geopolitical cultures. But when the movie starts, he has no idea where he is or why,” says Hanks. “He goes to Venice, Florence and Istanbul – places he is supposed to know backwards and forwards, but he doesn’t. The mystery starts immediately – how did he get amnesia? Why is he here?”

    Now showing across the Philippines, “Inferno” is distributed by Columbia Pictures in the Philippines, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
  • Laurence_writerLaurence_writer PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    PEx Movie Club will be watching this tomorrow afternoon / evening at Greenbelt (not yet sure whether Greenbelt 1 or 3). Anyone who wishes to join us may contact kysh27. :)
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