Ten years after they teamed up to adapt The Da Vinci Code for the big screen (and seven years after the inferior sequel), Ron Howard and Tom Hanks are back together to breathe life into another Dan Brown novel. We brought you the first look at Inferno last month, which finds Harvard professor and world famous symbologist Robert Langdon (Hanks) hot on the trail of a mystery linked to famed poet Dante Alighieri.
While the first teaser for Inferno promised a film similar to its predecessors, perhaps with a bit more action, this new trailer is a different beast altogether. We knew that Langdon would be recovering from amnesia, but we had no idea one of the missing memories would be his own involvement in the theft of a priceless artifact. Throw in some supernatural visions, an ancient prophecy, an extinction-level event and Ben Foster playing another eccentric madman, and you’ve got quite a recipe.
Here’s the bizarre, insanity-laden trailer for Inferno:
Doesn’t that look crazy? This footage becomes even more puzzling when compared to the film’s official synopsis, which sounds much more like the type of film we’ve come to expect from these adaptations:
Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. 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.
I honestly have no idea what to think about this film, but I’d by lying if I said that I wasn’t significantly more intrigued by this trailer than I was by the first look. It may not be something that I seek out on opening weekend, but if the finished product is even half as wild as this footage, then I’ll definitely make it a point to catch this on the big screen.
Inferno is slated to open on October 28.
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