Hans Zimmer is officially set to reteam with director Ron Howard on the upcoming film adaptation of Dan Brown’s bestselling novel Inferno. Tom Hanks returns to reprise his role as Robert Langdon and is joined by Felicity Jones as Dr. Sienna Brooks, Irrfan Khan as Harry Sims, Omar Sy as Christoph Bruder and Sidse Babett Knudsen as Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey. The movie follows the Harvard symbolist as he wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia and teams up with a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s immortal tome. David Koepp (Spider-Man, Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds) has written the screenplay. Howard is also producing the project with Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Friday Night Lights). Michael De Luca (The Social Network, Moneyball, Captain Phillips) and Andrea Giannetti are overseeing the film for Columbia Pictures. Zimmer has previously scored Howard’s first two Dan Brown adaptations The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons and has also collaborated with the director on such features as Backdraft, Frost/Nixon, The Dilemma and Rush. Inferno will be released on October 14, 2016 by Sony Pictures. (via Hans-Zimmer.com)
Zimmer’s recent projects also include NBC’s event-series A.D., which is set to premiere tomorrow, and the drama Woman in Gold, which opened in U.S. theaters this weekend. He is currently working on Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and recently recorded his score for the animated feature The Little Prince. The composer’s other upcoming projects also include Kung Fu Panda 3.