Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the greatest news wrap-up on the web: the WhatCulture.com News Brief! In this weekly column, we collect the most important and interesting news stories that graced our RSS feeds, and kept us talking about all things film and television. As summer draws to a close and blockbuster season winds down, we've run into a bit of a news slump. Things slowed considerably this week, but there were still plenty of things to talk about. We've got a few reboots on the horizon (shocking, I know!), on both the small screen and the silver screen. This week we heard about Underworld, Shutter Island, The Tick, and The Greatest American Hero reimaginings, remakes, and reboots in the works. Meanwhile, Ron Howard and Tom Hanks return to the mysterious world of Dan Brown adaptations, while the Richard Pryor, King Arthur, and Looney Tunes films find their stars. We also sadly lost another Hollywood legend this week, as two-time Oscar winner Richard Attenborough passed away. All of these stories and more await on the pages ahead. So, without further ado, the 10 Biggest Movie and TV News This Week!
10. Ron Howard And Tom Hanks Reunite For Dan Brown's Inferno
Last summer, Sony set a December 2015 release date for Inferno, an adaptation of Dan Brown's bestselling novel from director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks. Inferno is the fourth novel featuring Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who's been brought to the big screen by Howard and Hanks twice already, with The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. After the release date was set, however, not much was heard about the film until now. Howard and Hanks are two of the busiest guys in Hollywood (Howard, for example, has become attached to four additional projects since the initial announcement), so many wondered if the duo would ever get the chance to make Inferno. This week, those plans were firmly put back in place, as Deadline reported that Sony announced that the film would begin filming in Italy in April 2015. Interestingly, this means that Howard and Hanks are skipping right over Brown's third Langdon book, The Lost Symbol. No news has been given about the possibility of that adaptation, but this is a successful franchise with a reliable adult fanbase; so as long as Howard and Hanks are free to do it, Sony may ask them to give it a shot eventually.
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