Not surprisingly, “Inferno” blinked first in its release-date showdown with “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
Originally slated to hit theaters on December 18, 2015 – the same date J.J. Abrams' hugely-anticipated sci-fi blockbuster is set for release – the “Da Vinci Code” threequel has now been pushed back nearly a full ten months to October 14, 2016 by Sony Pictures. While wanting to avoid the surefire smash is an understandable move, it's nevertheless quite a long delay for the Ron Howard-Tom Hanks re-team, which will now hit theaters more than seven years after the debut of the last installment, 2009's “Angels & Demons.”
In any case, “Inferno's” new release date will pit it against a decidedly less-intimidating adversary: the Juan Antonio Bayona-directed horror-fantasy adaptation “A Monster Calls.”
Official “Inferno” book synopsis:
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history”s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces… Dante”s Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante”s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust… before the world is irrevocably altered.
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(via Coming Soon)