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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The story centers on Langdon, who wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, as he must work with a doctor named Sienna Brooks to recover his memory and stop a global plague that is connected with the literary classic, Dante's Inferno. The actor and filmmaker skipped over Dan Brown's 2009 book The Lost Symbol, which also features Robert Langdon, to tackle his 2013 book Inferno instead.

The Da Vinci Code took in $758 million worldwide in 2006, while Angels & Demons earned $485 million globally in 2009.