Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones are trying to stop a worldwide plague in Sony’s intense new trailer for “Inferno,” based on author Dan Brown’s thriller of the same name.
The teaser opens with a man committing suicide off a tower after being told “It appears that you’re out of options,” followed by Hanks’ Robert Langdon character being summoned by the witness to the suicide. Clues lead him to drawings of Dante’s “Inferno” that have been changed.
“Dante defined our conception of hell 700 years ago, but these circles have been altered,” he declares. “‘Dante’s Inferno’ isn’t fiction — it’s a prophecy.”
It turns out that a madman is trying to wipe half the world’s population, and kill Langdon. Langdon, who suffers from amnesia, teams up with Sienna Brooks (Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories, as he fights for his life.
Ron Howard returns as helmer after directing Hanks in the franchise’s previous installments: “The Da Vinci Code” (2006) and “Angels & Demons” (2009).
Howard and Brian Grazer are producing. David Koepp wrote the script, as he did for “Angels & Demons.” The two previous installments, also adapted from Brown’s novels, grossed more than $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office.
“Inferno” opens on Oct. 14.
Josh Greenstein, president of worldwide marketing and distribution, said in a statement Thursday, “There is tremendous excitement for the franchise as evidenced by the overwhelmingly positive test response. Among all audiences, Inferno scores in the 90s in the top two boxes, and with the core audience of older women, it’s 100%. Once again, Ron Howard really delivered. This movie will be a huge global event.”
Here are the first exclusive images of Felicity as Jyn Erso in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, recently published by Entertainment Weekly. If you want to see more pictures, please click here.
‘Rogue One’ rundown
Spies are everywhere. Although some of the names of the characters from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have leaked out, their exact histories and descriptions have remained mostly under wraps. With EW’s new cover story, we’re revealing the official dossier on each of the new heroes – and the galaxy’s shrewd new villain.
Thursday, we’ll showcase new images from the film. Now, enjoy this rundown of who’s who …
Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones)
A streetwise delinquent who has been on her own since 15, she has fighting skills and a knowledge of the galactic underworld that the Rebel Alliance desperately needs. “She’s got a checkered past,” says Lucasfilm president and Rogue One producer Kathleen Kennedy. “She has been detained [by the Rebellion] and is being given an opportunity to be useful. And by being useful, it may commute her sentence… She’s a real survivor. She becomes a kind of Joan of Arc in the story.”
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Perhaps JJ Abrams set the bar a little too high when Star Wars: A Force Awakens was released in December: now the cast and crew of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are said to be re-shooting parts of the spin-off film in July because the movie is not good enough.
New York showbiz website Page Six reports that Rogue One is “in crisis”, with executives at Disney unsatisfied with the first cut by British director Gareth Edwards.
Edwards, who has won cult acclaim for his direction of indie hit Monsters, has traditionally kept his distance from studios when making films, even on 2014 blockbuster Godzilla. However, Page Six report that on Rogue One, “Disney won’t take a back seat, and is demanding changes, as the movie isn’t testing well.”
The cast and crew will embark upon four weeks of re-shoots in July.
A source from Disney told Page Six: “The filmmaking team and the studio always anticipated additional shooting and second unit work to make the film the absolute best it can be, and the actors were aware there would be additional shooting.
“Coming off The Force Awakens, there’s an incredibly high bar for this movie and we have a responsibility to the franchise and to the fans to deliver the best possible movie we can.”
Rogue One is thought to fill in the gap between Episodes III and IV, and will see resistance fighters attempt to steal plans for the Death Star before the Emperor can use it to enforce his cruel regime.
The film’s cast list boasts Oscar-winner Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna and Ben Mendelsohn. It has been speculated that Rogue One will also feature Darth Vader and a young Han Solo – who will be played by Alden Ehrenreich in Disney’s second Star Wars spin-off film – in a cameo role.
A representative for Disney said that they “don’t usually comment on any production rumours relating to Star Wars.”
In the flick, Nicholas plays Casey Stein, who must go back to his old ways as a miscreant in order to make enough money for his girlfriend Juliette, played by Felicity, to get a kidney transplant.
Casey suddenly finds himself on the run from a ruthless gang headed by a mob boss and must find a way to protect Juliette before she is captured and held as ransom.
Collide is set to hit theaters on August 19.
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Now the Force Awakens haze has ascended, all eyes are on the next Star Wars property to be released – prequel Rogue One.
A trailer surfaced last month providing a glimpse of many actors confirmed to be in the film – Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn – but, save for Jones’ rebel protagonist Jyn Erso, the brief clip gave no details on any of the film’s characters.
However, JediBibliothek has somehow unearthed the film’s visual guide (we should note that it’s a work in progress) which has thrown forth some exciting information surrounding these characters and their allegiances. Continue reading Rogue One: Star Wars prequel characters revealed as Darth Vader appearance teased
Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have released a teaser trailer for Inferno.
Tom Hanks is back as symbologist Robert Langdon in the third onscreen installment of Dan Brown’s best-selling series, alongside Felicity Jones, Ben Foster and Irrfan Khan.
In Inferno, Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia and teams up with Sienna Brooks (Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories, to stop a deadly global plot related to the medieval philosopher Dante.
Following 2006’s The Da Vinci Code and 2009’s Angels & Demons, Ron Howard again directs the adaptation, featuring a screenplay by David Koepp.
Inferno hits theaters Oct. 28.