Howard admitted that he learns something new during the filming process. Whether it is the actors or the people who work behind-the scenes, there are always lessons. “Inferno” provided unique experiences since there were religious tones from Dante’s poem. Howard along with the actors started reading the medieval literature about a man’s temporal and eternal destiny. “We began to talk about it and we all agreed, that not only was he defining a version of hell in very graphic terms for Western civilization, but he is reinventing the modern horror genre. It became interesting to find a way to use that Dante imagery and build it into this story. It’s everything you’ve seen repeated in every great shock moment in a cool horror film.” Dante was in exile from Florence from political discourse in 1302 and drew from these experiences to use in his works.

Howard, 62, said he loves to explore different storylines and admitted he just loves the work he does. “I love the medium, I love the work. It’s fun, it’s thrilling, taking some creative risk is a blast.” Howard does love to work. He is also an executive producer with Brian Grazer on the documentary of MARS, a six-part global event series premiering on Nov. 14 on National Geographic. The documentary predicts our one-way maiden mission to Mars and our future as an interplanetary species. Howard has always been fascinated with space travel and "I think it is of value to the rest of us." "Inferno" stars Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Ben Foster and Sidse Babett Knudsen.

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