Inferno trailer heralds Tom Hanks’ return as Robert Langdon

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Inferno trailer heralds Tom Hanks’ return as Robert Langdon

Tom Hanks is back in action again as Dan Brown’s code-cracking, Holy Grail-finding, Illuminati-exposing professor, Robert Langdon.  And this time, he’s in Italy with a severe case of amnesia.

Inferno is the 4th book in the Robert Langdon series from author Dan Brown.  His first two chronicles, The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, were made into feature films, and both were met with a lukewarm response.  The Last Symbol, Brown’s third offering, was originally going to be made into a movie, but it was tabled in favor of green-lighting the cinematic version of Inferno.

Inferno Tom HanksInferno, in my opinion, was the better movie to proceed with.  The Lost Symbol lost the tightness Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons had, and has my least favorite book of the Langdon saga.  Inferno‘s locale, beautiful and mysterious Florence, offered up some breathtaking settings, including the Boboli Gardens, the Vasari Corridor, and Ghiberti’s Baptistery.

Having been to Florence several years ago (and returning this June!), I am ecstatic to see this film in October.  I have always been a fan of Hanks’ portrayal of Langdon, even though he may not have been the obvious first choice for the role.  He is joined by Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything, Star Wars: Rogue 1) as Sienna Miller,  Omar Sy as Cristoph Bruder, Sidse Babett Knudsen as Elizabeth Sinsky, Ben Foster as Bertrand Zobrist, and Irrfan Khan as The Provost.

If you’ve never read Inferno, go grab a copy and read it over the summer.  It’s a perfect book to keep you glued from twist to twist, and you’ll feel like you’ve taken a brief vacation to Tuscany.  

For a special treat: buy the illustrated version.  It features more than 200 breathtaking color images of the places and sites Robert Langdon visits during his journey into hell.

Inferno is set to be released in theaters on October 28th, 2016.