Sony’s Inferno, the third film in its Dan Brown franchise, will be released in Imax when it hits theaters on Oct. 28. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Dr. Robert Langdon and Ron Howard returns to the director’s chair after delivering The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, both of which have grossed $1.2 billion worldwide. Rory Bruer, president of Sony worldwide distribution said, “We’ve had an extraordinary response to the film from audiences – it’s testing extremely well.” Rivals agree that Inferno will be one of the films to break out in what is a very, crowded fall. Sony is also bonding with Imax on the July 7, 2017 release of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
In Inferno, Langdon finds the famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to Dante. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world’s population. David Koepp adapted Inferno from Brown’s novel. Howard and Brian Grazer are producers.