This is not the first, not will it be the last, film shot in Florence, but never before has there been such agonizing anticipation of a film version (or digital ?) of Dan Brown’s latest work, “Inferno” which is set right in Florence.
Tom Hanks, Dan Brown and Ron Howard
The team is the same as previous movies The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons based on the novels of Dan Brown and the character of Robert Langdon : Ron Howard, Tom Hanks and Dan Brown of course.
Inferno takes place after the previous Langdon films and picks up with the symbology guru, when he wakes up one morning in a hospital in Florence. Langdon (again played by Tom Hanks), having no memory of the past few days, must once again put his mystery-solving abilities to the task, in order to determine how a brilliant, but terrible, criminal plot is connected to Dante’s “Inferno”.
The poster of Dan Brown’s Inferno
Ron Howard is in the city these days to cast the hundreds of extras and to survey the city’s main attractions where the film will be shot, in order to resolve and anticipate any logistical issues and evaluate the best shots.
The Boboli’s Gardens , Palazzo Vecchio, Vasari Corridor, Baptistry of San Giovanni, The Duomo Cathedral are the places where the story takes place, while the Michelangelo’s David, Beatrice Portinari, Botticelli, Cosimo de’Medici and the Dante’s death mask are the other references which is spoken in the book.
A real commercial for Florence; and in fact have been invented specialized tours to explore the city through the story of Dan Brown or applications for smartphones with the same objective
Ron Howard around Florence (pic by iltirreno.it)
It is a different way of learning about a city, but in this case it’s a very comprehensive one, and, for those who have read the book, much more fun.
enjoy the beauty of Florence !
– click HERE for the best Florence Inferno Tour (for us, of course)
– the Inferno Guide, app from Itunes Store: click HERE