Ron Howard skips to "Inferno"

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard will be working together for the sixth time.

19 Jul – Director Ron Howard has been confirmed to be adapting another Dan Brown book into a movie with Tom Hanks reprising his role as Robert Langdon. Instead of "The Lost Symbol", it will be the fourth book in his Robert Langdon series, "Inferno", released earlier this year in May, and is now the number one book on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Howard previously announced that he would produce but not direct "The Lost Symbol", in order to focus on the racing movie "Rush", starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl.

The book-to-film adaptation will again follow the religious iconology and symbology professor, Robert Langdon as he attempts to recover his memory of the past few days while evading a female assassin.

Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon in "Angels & Demons".

Brown's most notable book "The Da Vinci Code" was adapted into a film back in 2006, followed by "Angels & Demons" in 2009. Screenwriter David Koepp, who penned "Angels & Demons", will be returning for "Inferno".

Sony has announced that the film is set to be released on the 18 December 2015.

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