Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are set to reunite on another Robert Langdon adventure with Inferno, an adaptation of Dan Brown's latest novel that was published in May. Universal Pictures has issued a December 18, 2015 release date.

Tom Hanks is reprising his Robert Langdon role from The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, with Ron Howard directing from an adapted screenplay by David Koepp. Here's an official description of the novel from the author's official website.

"In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces... Dante's Inferno.

Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante's dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust... before the world is irrevocably altered."

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard were slated to make Dan Brown's third Robert Langdon novel, The Lost Symbol, but the project fell apart soon after Ron Howard backed out of directing in July 2011.