Tom Hanks fights to stop a plague in 'Inferno'

Ron Howard’s third film Inferno hits theaters this Friday, Oct. 28, with Tom Hanks reprising his role as famed symbologist Robert Langdon.

Based on the Dan Brown novels, the story follows Langdon as he attempts to untangle a deadly mystery rooted in history, and this time, he finds himself caught up in a murderous conspiracy and plague tied to Dante Alighieri’s Inferno and the nine circles of hell.

To make thing worst, Langdon has woken up in a hospital with amnesia, and he now is being accused of stealing Dante’s death mask. To clear his name and recover his memories, he teams up with a doctor played by Felicity Jones as they both race to prevent a global virus from wiping out humanity.

This is Howard’s third film adaptation of the author’s best-selling books, following “The Da Vinci Code” (2006) and “Angels & Demons.” (2009). Howard’s first two Brown adaptations combined for $1.24 billion worldwide.

“There is tremendous excitement for the franchise as evidenced by the overwhelmingly positive test response,” said Josh Greenstein, president of worldwide marketing and distribution for Sony, in a statement to “Variety.”

Among all audiences, Inferno scores in the 90s in the top two boxes, and with the core audience of older women, it’s 100 percent. Once again, Ron Howard really delivered. This movie will be a huge global event,” Greenstein continued.

Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Ben Foster and Sidse Babett Knudsen co-star in the film. Inferno will start showing in theaters this Friday. 

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