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Sony Sets Release Date for Tom Hanks-Dan Brown Thriller ‘Inferno’

Followup to the "Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons" set for release on Dec. 18, 2015

"Inferno," the film adaptation of the new Dan Brown novel with Tom Hanks attached to star, will be released on Dec. 18, 2015, Sony said Tuesday.

David Koepp is adapting the book from the author of "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons," and was released in May.

Also read: Dan Brown to Release New Novel, 'Inferno,' in May

Both novels feature the central character Prof. Robert Langdon, who was played by Hanks in the two earlier films, both of which were box-office hits.

In "Inferno," the villain threatens to unleash a plague and leaves clues from "The Inferno," Dante's 14th-century poem about hell.