Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones Star in First Full Trailer for Inferno

Posted on June 23, 2016

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones walking briskly in Inferno

Sony has released the first full trailer for Inferno, based on the bestselling novel by Dan Brown. The film stars Oscar winner Tom Hanks who returns as world renowned symbologist Robert Langdon, who also starred in The DaVinci Code. This time Langdon is called into help against a potentially devastating threat that could decimate the world's population.

In the novel Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with no memory of how he got there. He quickly discovers he is in great danger with deadly assassins on his trail. Langdon must solve clues found in Dante's Inferno to stop a madman who wants to use a virus to wipe out most of humanity.

Langdon teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) to recover his memory, escape the fanatics on his trail and follow the clues to stop an extinction level event. The film also stars Ben Foster (who dives out of a window rather than help the authorities), Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Sidse Basbett Knudson, Ana Ularu and Wolfgang Stegemann.

Oscar winner Ron Howard directed the film. The trailer is excellent; this looks like it will be the best of the Langdon film adaptations. The casting is stellar. Hanks is always excellent, that goes without saying. But we're really excited that his partner this time is played by Felicity Jones, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Theory of Everything and -- more importantly -- will star in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. She's got to have some great action chops if they cast her as the lead in the next Star Wars film.

French actor Omar Sy is familiar to fans of Jurassic World. Here he plays Christoph Bruder, the head of Europe's CDC. Irrfan Khan was also in Jurassic World; he played the doomed park's CEO Simon Masrani. Here he is The Provost, the head of a the Consortium who is definitely up to no good.

The film hits theaters in October, 2016. Take a look:

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