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Deadline.com is reporting that plans for a movie version of Dan Brown's Inferno are going ahead, with Tom Hanks and Ron Howard signed on as Langdon and director respectively - though it also sounds like the adaptation of The Lost Symbol might be dead in the water.
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 for The Lost Symbol, the third novel in Brown’s book series. But Howard had bowed out of that project, which is now on the back burner, saying he wanted to produce it with Brian Grazer and their Imagine Entertainment but not direct. Now we’re hearing he’ll return for Inferno.