Ron Howard And Tom Hanks To Make “The Davinci Code” Newest In A Trilogy, “Inferno”

Dan Brown fans, prepare to be excited.  Deadline recently announced that the director and star of the first two Davinci Code movies, The Davinici Code and Angels and Demons will return to direct the third entry in the series, Inferno.  Full announcement from Deadline is below:

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard, the star and director, respectively, of Sony’s first two tentpole movies based on Dan Brown’s novels, are returning for ‘Inferno’, we’ve learned. Hanks had been expected to reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon.

Previously, Howard and his production team were going to produce the third book in the series The Lost Symbol into a movie, with Mark Romanek rumored to direct.  That project now appears dead since Howard is returning as producer and director to take the fourth book in the series and make it the third entry in the trilogy.

I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t seen any of the Davinci Code movies nor read any of the novels.  I never really got into them in my youth and figured I’d see them on DVD sometime in the near future.  That future might be more near than I thought, because I will definitely be loading up on my Davinci Code history before I go and give Inferno a fair chance.

On top of that, I’m a huge fan of Ron Howard.  His drama film A Beautiful Mind starring Russell Crowe is among my favorite films of the decade, and has made a slew of intensely engaging pictures including Apollo 13, Cinderella Man, and Frost/Nixon.  He is releasing a biographical picture later on this year called Rush that focuses on the 1976 Formula One racing rivalry between racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, and it stars Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl in the lead roles.  I’m excited for the release of that picture, and I am just as anticipative for the release of Dan Brown’s Inferno.  

Agree?  Disagree?  I know people have had problems with The Davinci Code series in the past, but what are your thoughts on it?  Are you interested in seeing a sequel to complete the trilogy?  Or would you rather it be buried like the many secrets Robert Langdon has to uncover?

Either way, comment below, let me know.

-David Dunn

Source: Deadline, Cinemablend

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