In fact, the Tom Hanks conspiracy peril-a-thon has taken a bit of a panning at the hands of the critics. Helmed once again by Ron Howard, Hanks’ magizoologist, sorry, symbologist, is on the trail of Ben Foster’s Betrand Zobrist, a scientist bent on solving the human race’s population problem in a particularly apocalyptic manner. Langdon too finds himself the subject of a manhunt, though he’s assisted along the way by ‘Rogue One’ star Felicity Jones’s Dr. Sienna Brooks.
In the most exciting bit of wish fulfillment since young Josh asked Zoltar for a growth spurt, typewriter enthusiastic and aspiring short fiction writer Tom Hanks has landed himself a book deal. Hanks, who while not clanking away on his collection of little machines is an Oscar-winning actor and director, will write a volume of stories inspired by his large personal typewriter collection. “The stories are not about the typewriters themselves, but rather the stories are something that might have been written on one of them,” said Hanks, who wrote this summer in the New York Times about his favorite composition machines and even launched his own iPad app that lets people pretend they’re typing on an antique machine.