Tom Hanks to begin filming Dan Brown's Inferno next year
Tom Hanks will begin filming Inferno, the third instalment based on the Dan Brown novel series that began with The Da Vinci Code, next year.
According to Deadline, studios Sony Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have secured deals with Hanks and director Ron Howard to return to the series, with filming set to start in April next year. David Koepp is writing the script.
Hanks will reprise his role as Professor Robert Langdon, who in this instalment awakens in an Italian hospital with amnesia. Once out , he teams up with Sienna Brooks, a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s Inferno.
Hanks has played Langdon twice before, in 2006's The Da Vinci Code and 2009's Angels And Demons, between them the films have grossed over a billion dollars at the box office.
Ron Howard is currently preparing his new epic In The Heart Of The Sea for a March 2015 release, while Hanks will next be seen in A Hologram For The King, a new adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel of the same name.