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‘Da Vinci Code’ Sequel ‘Inferno’ Shoots This April in Italy

‘Da Vinci Code’ Sequel ‘Inferno’ Shoots This April in Italy

After the main cast was announced in February, production is about to get under way on director Ron Howard's Robert Langdon adventure Inferno. BadTaste.it is reporting that filming is set to begin at the end of April in Florence, Italy, where shooting will take place until mid-May. Production will then move to Venice, Italy and then Istanbul, Turkey.

Inferno is the third adaptation of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon novels, following The Da Vinci Code (2006) and Angels & Demons (2009). Tom Hanks returns as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia. Felicity Jones plays Dr. Sienna Brooks, who helps Langdon recover his memory and unravel a terrorist plot that has ties to Dante Alighieri's literary classic Inferno.

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Tom Hanks and Ron Howard Will Shoot Dan Brown's ‘Inferno’ in April

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard Will Shoot Dan Brown's ‘Inferno’ in April

After teaming up for the Dan Brown adaptations The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are locked in for a third Robert Langdon adventure, Inferno, with production to start in April.

We reported in July 2013 that Tom Hanks will reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, with Ron Howard set to direct. Universal Pictures issued a December 18, 2015 release date for the adaptation, but now that shooting won't begin until April 2015, the release date will likely be shifted to 2016 at some point.

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Ron Howard Will Direct ‘The Beatles’ Early Touring Years Documentary

Ron Howard Will Direct ‘The Beatles’ Early Touring Years Documentary

Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced they will produce a new authorized Documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles ' career - the touring years. The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and will be produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. White Horse's Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award winner and multiple nominee Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment will produce with Ron Howard. Imagine's Michael Rosenberg and White Horse's Guy East will serve as executive producers.

This film will focus on The Beatles ' journey from the early days of the Cavern Club in Liverpool and engagements in Hamburg to their last public concert in Candlestick Park, San Francisco, in 1966.

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Ron Howard Will Direct ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair’

Ron Howard Will Direct ‘The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair’

Ron Howard is attached to direct and produce an adaptation of Joel Dicker's hit novel The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair for Warner Bros.

The book, which has become a publishing sensation in Europe, follows a novelist who gets caught up in a scandal involving his beloved mentor, a heavyweight of American literature, when a 15-year-old girl is found dead in his backyard. The book was published by Bernard de Fallois' Editions de Fallois, and has already sold more than 2 million copies. The book finished just behind Fifty Shades of Grey on the charts in France, and it has also outsold Dan Brown's Inferno in Italy and Spain. Penguin will publish the novel in the U.S. next month.

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Ron Howard in Talks to Direct ‘The Jungle Book’

Ron Howard in Talks to Direct ‘The Jungle Book’

Just over one month after director Alejandro González Iñárritu stepped away from The Jungle Book at Warner Bros., the studio is in talks with Ron Howard to replace him.

Alejandro González Iñárritu was in talks to direct back in December, but scheduling issues forced him to drop out. The filmmaker is currently in post-production on his first comedy feature, Birdman.

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Director Ron Howard Shares ‘Heart of the Sea’ Set Photos

Director Ron Howard Shares ‘Heart of the Sea’ Set Photos

Last month, we reported that production had started on director Ron Howard's new drama Heart of the Sea. The film is based on the true story of a whaling excursion gone awry, which served as the inspiration for Herman Melville to write the classic novel Moby Dick. Earlier today, the filmmaker shared three photos from the production's last day shooting in a massive interior tank, which illustrates the gravity of this intense situation, as the actors get doused with an onslaught of water. Stay tuned for more photos from the set as production continues in the U.K.

Our last day on out interior tank - Heart of the Sea. Here is 1st of a series of pix pic.twitter.com/xqWgXEGaP2— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) October 30, 2013

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‘The Dark Tower’ Is Not Dead Yet Says Ron Howard

‘The Dark Tower’ Is Not Dead Yet Says Ron Howard

The Dark Tower was originally envisioned as a movie trilogy, with two limited run TV series airing between each movie. It isn't known if that is still Ron Howard's plan or not. We also reported last August that Russell Crowe was being eyed to play gunslinger Roland Deschain, who sets off on a mission to The Dark Tower to save all of humanity. It isn't known if the actor is still being considered for the coveted role or not.

The Dark Tower is in development .

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‘Rush’ 'On the Set' Featurette with Director Ron Howard

‘Rush’ 'On the Set' Featurette with Director Ron Howard

Director Ron Howard takes fans behind-the-scenes of his upcoming drama Rush with a featurette that includes footage from the set. The filmmaker explains that the drama takes place during the 1976 Formula 1 racing season, showcasing the intense rivalry that formed between James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) both on and off the track. Watch as the director brings us inside this gripping, high-octane film, arriving in theaters September 20.

Rush was released September 20th, 2013.

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