Tom Hanks battles a man-made plague in first 'Inferno' trailer (Video)

'Inferno' (2016) Trailer
'Inferno' (2016) Trailer

Tom Hanks battles a man-made plague in the first trailer for Ron Howard's "Inferno."

"There's a switch," says the voiceover. "If you throw it, half the people on earth will die. But if you don't, in a hundred years, the human race will be extinct."

We see Hanks reprise his role as Robert Langdon from previous Dan Brown adaptations "Angels & Demons" and "The Da Vinci Code." This time, however, he's tasked with thwarting the release of a virus that threatens to wipe out the human race.

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"You are humanity's final hope," adds the voiceover.

The film also stars Felicity Jones, Ben Foster and Irrfan Khan. Sony is releasing the movie in theaters on Oct. 28.

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Watch the trailer above.

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