‘The Lost Symbol’ Skipped as Ron Howard Tackles ‘Inferno’ For 2015

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are teaming up for another Dan Brown collaboration but not as you may have expected. Sony has opted to skip over the third book in the Robert Langdon series, The Lost Symbol, to dive straight into an adaptation of the current best-seller, Inferno, released only last May.

Audiences looked forward to a big screen version of the third book in the series which Howard originally planned to direct. On abandoning the project all eyes were on Mark Romanek to fill the director’s chair but, for reasopns unknown, the project just wasn’t meant to be.

The Inferno adaptation has now recieved a December 18, 2015 release date and, David Koepp, who adapted the last screenplay, will also return to pen again.

Inferno currently rules the roost on the New York Times Best Sellers list so it does make sense for the producers to play off the book’s current buzz.

The plot synopsis for the book is as follows:

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.

Would you have preferred to have seen a film adaptation of The Lost Symbol first or are we all very excited about this news?

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