If you are planning on seeing “Inferno” when it hits theaters this fall, you might want to checkout the IMAX version. Sony Pictures Entertainment and IMAX announced today that Inferno, the latest film in the Dan Brown (Da Vinci Code) franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the popular format.
The film stars Tom Hanks as Dr. Robert Langdon and was directed by Ron Howard. The project will be released into IMAX theatres worldwide, coinciding with the film’s general release dates. Inferno continues the $1.2 billion franchise, following the previous hits The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Inferno will be released domestically on October 28, 2016.
“Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon is back, and Inferno is his most thrilling adventure yet with the patented Dan Brown twists and turns,” said Rory Bruer, president of Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures. “We’ve had an extraordinary response to the film from audiences – it’s testing extremely well. Ron Howard has made Inferno the most visually stylistic film in the series so far, with intense action sequences and cryptic dream sequences that will have audiences wanting to experience this film in IMAX.”
“Beginning with the very first IMAX DMR release—Apollo 13—IMAX and Ron Howard, along with the support of our partners at Imagine Entertainment, have created a longstanding and successful tradition of bringing awe-inspiring entertainment to movie-goers around the globe,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “Together with our friends and colleagues at Sony, we are excited to continue that legacy with Dan Brown’s latest franchise installment Inferno, which is sure to thrill audiences when it launches this fall in IMAX theatres worldwide.”
The IMAX release of Inferno will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
As we’ve previously stated, Academy Award winner Ron Howard returned to the series to direct the latest bestseller. Inferno 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. The film’s screenplay is by David Koepp, based upon the novel by Dan Brown. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are the producers.