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Ron Howard on why he skipped over The Lost Symbol in favor of Inferno Ron Howard's adaptations of Dan Brown's hugely popular series of novels centering around Harvard symbology expert Robert Langdon haven't exactly kept to the same order as the books. The first film (THE DA VINCI CODE) was based on the second book while the second film (ANGELS & DEMONS) was based on the first. Dan Brown's fourth novel in the series is the... Read More...

Watch the New 'Inferno' Trailer, Plus: 5 Burning Questions with Director Ron Howard Director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks reunite yet again on the big screen this October 28 in Inferno, their third adaptation of a Dan Brown-penned nail-biter, following 2006's The Da Vinci Code and 2009's Angels & Demons. Hanks is back as symbologist Robert Langdon, this time tasked with saving the world from a man-made plague created in the hopes of solving the planet's overpopulation crisis.  With Langdon battling a case of amnesia, he'll need the assistance of a...Read MoreRead Comments

Inferno Trailer Has Tom Hanks' Robert Langdon Saving the World Famed symbologist Robert Langdon races against the clock to foil a deadly global plot in Rob Howard's Inferno.

Inferno Posters: Tom Hanks is Back as Robert Langdon The Robert Langdon franchise has long been one of the stranger ones in Hollywood. Based on a series of novels by Dan Brown (about symbolist Robert Langdon) that have always sold a ton of copies but never gotten much critical respect, the films (2006’s The Da Vinci Code and 2009’s Angels & Demons), combine action and chase scenes with academic and theological talk, as well as villains always connected in some way with the Catholic Church.

Now that Sony Pictures has their Gunslinger and The Man in Black, the studio has set a new release date for The Dark Tower. Adapted from the Stephen King work and directed by Nikolaj Arcel, the film will now open a month later on Feb. 17, 2017, EW has learned.  Idris Elba (Beasts of No...

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Venom Film Lives Again At Sony When Marvel and Sony came to an agreement about using Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it put a pause on all of Sony’s plans for spinoffs from the webslinger’s series. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Venom spinoff is back on Sony. The script will be written by Dante Harper and be set apart from the MCU Spider-Man film. Amazing Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will oversee the project. Venom was one of a number of project Sony announced as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was prepared for release.

Bad Boys 3 & The Dark Tower Set New 2017 Release Dates In today’s Hollywood, the established franchise is everything. If a studio doesn’t have a veritable arsenal of sequels, prequels, or adaptations of proven material to release each year, they’re in serious trouble. Luckily for Sony, the company currently finds itself overflowing with marketable properties, both this year and next. One such anticipated sequel that had been penciled in for early 2017 was Bad Boys 3, the third installment of the action-comedy franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

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Venom Film Lives Again At Sony When Marvel and Sony came to an agreement about using Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it put a pause on all of Sony’s plans for spinoffs from the webslinger’s series. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Venom spinoff is back on Sony. The script will be written by Dante Harper and be set apart from the MCU Spider-Man film. Amazing Spider-Man producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach will oversee the project. Venom was one of a number of project Sony announced as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was prepared for release.

BAD BOYS III is a project that's been in development for some time. Given the success of the first two films, it's a bit of a shock that it didn't get made sooner. It's only been in the past year, however, that this film has received any momentum. Around June of last year, it was confirmed that Joe Carnahan, director of such films as THE A-TEAM and THE GREY, was in talks to helm the picture.

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