By Ariana Bacle
Updated August 27, 2014 at 02:36 PM EDT
Credit: Zade Rosenthal

Inferno, the fourth book in Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series, is getting the movie treatment, Sony confirms to EW. Tom Hanks is set to reprise his role as Langdon when shooting begins in April.

Inferno follows Langdon as he tries to stop someone from unleashing a plague on the world, all while dealing with amnesia and working with a doctor to piece together the memories he has left. The book was released in 2013; its predecessor, 2009’s The Lost Symbol, will not be adapted into film.

Ron Howard, who directed the second movie in the film series—Angels & Demons, actually the first Langdon book Brown wrote—will return to direct Inferno. Also returning: Brian Grazer, who produced both The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons.