Tom Hanks is back as everyone’s favourite symbologist Robert Langdon this year in Inferno, the third film adapted from Dan Brown’s divisive series of novels.
Promising another exhilarating outing for Langdon – this time assisted by Felicity Jones – Inferno sees the symbologist racing through Italy on a mysterious quest to stop a deadly plague before it infects the entire world.
As a huge fan of both the novels and film adaptations – Angels & Demons is one of my personal favourites of all time! – I’m incredibly excited for Inferno and have complete faith in returning director Ron Howard and Tom Hanks. Hanks is the perfect actor for this character, and it’s hard to imagine anyone else in the role as he fits it down to a tee! Inferno is based on the most recent of Brown’s books which centre around Robert Langdon and, coincidentally, is Brown’s latest book to-date. The adaptation was fast-tracked after its unsurprisingly incredible reception when it was released back in 2013, bypassing any planned adaptation of The Lost Symbol, which was released in between Inferno and 2003’s The Da Vinci Code.
Having read the book, and also having visited Italy for the first time last year – including some parts where Inferno was filmed – I can’t wait to see how the twists and turns are brought to life on the silver screen, and I’d urge anyone who enjoyed the previous two adaptations to read Inferno before seeing the film when it’s released later this year. I didn’t think it was quite on the same level as Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, but it’s a close run thing and was just as good as I hoped it would be when I first read it!
Inferno stars Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan and Ben Foster and will be released in the Uk on 14 October.