ByTom Cox, writer at
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Tom Cox

Would you kill some to save a few? That's the question at the heart of new movie Inferno, based on a Dan Brown novel and featuring Tom Hanks.

A mystery-riddled Inferno trailer by Sony dropped yesterday, and it's a scorcher.

Watch the 30-second teaser here:

Inferno is the sequel to Angels & Demons. It sees Hanks once again playing Harvard professor Robert Langdon, who awakens in an Italian hospital with no memory of what happened the few days prior. Oh, and he's the target of a manhunt.

The director is Ron Howard, who also helmed Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code. Starring alongside Hanks is Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Omar Sy (Jurassic World) and Ben Foster (X-Men: The Last Stand).

The movie is an adaptation based on Dan Brown's thriller novel. The fourth installment in the Robert Langdon series, it reached No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list when it was unleashed upon the world in 2013.

Check out these insane posters:

The book received mixed reviews, but was still a success for Brown, selling more than six million copies worldwide.

Into The Flames Of The Trailer

The preview pivots on this central statement:

"There's a switch. If you throw, it half the people on Earth will die. If you don't, in 100 years the human race will be extinct."

Then the inevitable question flashes up:

The words are interspersed with typical Brown-style shots: people walking, creepy gargoyles, Italian skylines and an intellectual-looking man running away. The final image, of a woman standing darkly as a flood of blood explodes around her, is particularly striking.

Inferno will be released October 28.

Would you throw the switch?

Source: YouTube


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