It was only a matter of time, of course, before this happened, but Sony has officially announced that Dan Brown’s Inferno is being adapted as a movie by director Ron Howard and his producing producer, Brian Grazer.
Tom Hanks will reprise his role as symbologist extraordinaire, Robert Langdon and will be joined by an all-star international cast that includes: Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of future Past, Jurassic World) and Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen).
Angels and Demons, set some time after Ron Howard’s previous adaptation The Da Vinci Code, finds Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon being summoned to The Vatican in order to help them with an impending crisis. As a new pope is set to be elected, a mysterious organization known as the Illuminati, an old villain to the Catholic Church, threatens to eradicate the holy city and everyone in it by using an unstable substance with bomb-like properties.
When speaking about this movie, I seem to always get the same basic opening question- is it better than The Da Vinci Code? The short answer is yes. Ron Howard has done a much better job on this venture of trimming the fat from the novel and leaving the audience with a far more engaging movie than the first film. Fans of the book should be rest assured that some of the more preposterous events have been wisely omitted. Hanks also fares better by showing much more confidence and comfort in his role as Langdon, which I’m sure is aided partly by a much deserved upgrade in his hairstyle. Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: Angels and Demons Holds Some Improvements and Thrills, But Only Some→