Last month during Sony Pictures' CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas, the studio revealed the first look at Inferno, the third adaptation of Dan Brown's blockbuster novel series starring Tom Hanks as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. While we don't know when that footage, or the first official trailer will debut, the studio has debuted the first poster, featuring Tom Hanks and the tagline "Every clue will take him deeper." Hopefully this one-sheet will be followed by the first trailer in the near future, so stay tuned.
The poster, courtesy of IMDB gives us our first official look at Tom Hanks, who returns as Robert Langdon, reprising his role from 2006's The Da Vinci Code and 2009's Angels & Demons, which have both earned over $1.2 billion worldwide to date. The Inferno story centers on Langdon, as he wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, with no recollection of who he is, or how he got there. Felicity Jones stars as Dr. Sienna Brooks, who helps Langdon regain his memories as they both try to stop a nefarious madman from unleashing a global plague, which is tied into Dante Alighieri's classic novel Inferno.
The supporting cast is rounded out by Irrfan Khan as Harry Sims, a.k.a. The Provost, Omar Sy as Christoph Bruder and Sidse Babett Knudsen as Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey, the head of the World Health Organization. Ben Foster is playing the villain Bertrand Zobrist, a scientist trying to unleash a global plague that will solve the world's problem with overpopulation. Sony Pictures has set an October 28 release date for Inferno, putting it up against Paramount's Rings and an untitled horror film from Lionsgate.
Ron Howard is directing from an adapted screenplay by David Koepp, based on Dan Brown's novel. Ron Howard is also producing alongside Brian Grazer, with Dan Brown, Anna Culp, Bill Connor, and David B. Householter serving as executive producers. It isn't known if the filmmakers and Tom Hanks will team up to adapt Dan Brown's third Robert Langdon novel, The Lost Symbol, which was originally in development after Angels & Demons, although the filmmakers decided to skip over that novel and make Inferno instead, based on the book of the same name that was published in 2013.
Both The Da Vinci Code ($758.2 million worldwide) and Angels & Demons ($485.9 million worldwide) were substantial hits at the box office, but we'll have to wait and see if Tom Hanks and Ron Howard can make it three blockbusters in a row with Inferno. With the debut of this new poster, the first trailer should be just around the corner, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, check out the first one-sheet below.