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Sony Pictures & Imagine Entertainment to Adapt Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno’

Picture-Device-Independent-Bitmap-1Sony Pictures and Imagine Entertainment are teaming up to adapt Inferno by Dan Brown. According to USA Todaythis novel was the bestselling book of 2013.

The movie studios will be skipping over the third installment of this popular fiction series, The Lost Symbol. Actor Tom Hanks will return to play Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, filmmaker Ron Howard will serve as the director, and screenwriter David Koepp will pen the script.

Here’s more from Deadline: “In Inferno, Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He teams up with Sienna Brooks, the doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s Inferno.” Which actress would you cast to play Sienna Brooks?

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Ron Howard May Direct ‘The Jungle Book’

jungle bookRon Howard is has reportedly been meeting withWarner Bros. to discuss directing and producing a live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop: “Howard is poised to take the reins a month after Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel) fell off the project due to scheduling conflicts. (Inarritu is in postproduction on Birdman, his first comedy.Callie Kloves wrote the screenplay for The Jungle Book, which is based on a story from an 1894 Rudyard Kipling collection.”

In 1967, Disney adapted the book into an animated film directed by .

Stephen King’s Dark Tower Adaptation Turned Down by Warner Brothers

Warner Brothers has turned down an adaptation of Stephen King‘s epic Dark Tower series.

Both Ron Howard and Brian Grazer were in line to adapt the seven-book series for television and film. King published The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole, earlier this year. This statement was posted in the Unofficial News Section of King’s website:

While no single reason was given for the studios withdrawal, it appears that most insiders believe that series would require a strong R rating that would greatly cut into the profitability of creating such an expensive mega-franchise. Additionally, the constant reader will learn, no final version of the script was ever agreed upon by all team members regardless of the studios official decline. When asked about the status of the project, Stephen commented that there is still much interest in the project and that news regarding the series should be announced this fall. (Via HuffPost Books)