Tom Hanks steals Dante’s Death Mask in “Inferno” trailer

– Sony Pictures has released the first full trailer for “Inferno”. The approximately two-and-a-half minute video reveals that Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is the one who stole Dante’s Death Mask from the museum, AceShowbiz said.

The trailer opens with Bertrand Zobrist (Ben Foster) committing suicide after he refused to give information about the “threat known as Inferno” to Christoph Bruder (Omar Sy), the head of the SRS team. Bruder then asks Professor Langdon to help them find out about the Inferno.

A package found in Zobrist’s pocket is revealed to be a map of Dante’s Inferno. Langdon discovers that the picture in the map has been rearranged. He then tries to find Dante’s Death Mask with the help of Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones).

But the mask has been stolen and the security footage later shows that the thief was Langdon himself. “I have no memory of taking that mask,” Langdon tells Brooks. “You did! I just saw you,” Brooks replies.

“I wanna know what I’m involved with,” Langdon gushes, as Brooks asks him, “Why was someone shooting at you?” “Everything is out of focus,” says Langdon while having visions of battle scenes and people in plague masks.

A voiceover then reveals that Inferno is “the cure” to overpopulation, as the scene shows a stone embellished with a plaque reading, “REBIRTH”. Langdon says, “They’re gonna wipe out half the world’s population unless we find this virus.”

“Human lives were at stake,” Brooks says, “If a plague exists, do you know what governments will do to get it?” Langdon tells Elizabeth Sinskey, head of the World Health Organization, “This plague is real.” Sinskey replies, “Then we only have 48 hours to stop an extinction-level event.”

Based on Dan Brown’s 2013 novel, “Inferno” is directed by Ron Howard from a script by David Koepp. The sequel to “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons” is slated to hit U.S. theaters on October 28 in 3D and 2D formats.