Originally scheduled for release on December 18, 2015, Sony Pictures has moved The Da Vinci Code sequel Inferno to October 14, 2016. The adaptation of Dan Brown's novel will now go up against Universal's A Monster Calls on October 14, 2016. If it would have stayed in its original December 18, 2015 slot, it would have faced some blockbuster competition with Disney's Star Wars: Episode VII and Universal's comedy The Nest.

The release date shift doesn't come as much of a surprise, since we reported in August that shooting won't begin until April 2015. Tom Hanks, who is returning to play Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon, is currently shooting the Untitled Cold War Thriller with director Steven Spielberg.

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Inferno follows Robert Langdon after he wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, as he works with a doctor named Sienna Brooks to recover his memory, while also stopping a global threat that is tied into Dante Alighieri's classic novel Inferno. Langdon must square off against a deadly adversary as he tries to solve a complex riddle in a race against time to save the world.

Inferno will be the third adaptation of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon novels, following the 2006 blockbuster The Da Vinci Code and 2009's Angels & Demons.