MTV scored a whopper of a scoop courtesy of big time Hollywood Producer Dino de Laurentiis, who tells of more possible sequels in the Hannibal Lecter anthology. Read on for the skinny and check out Dimensions’ Hannibal Rising in theaters February 9. Peter Webber directs the latest installment, which stars Gong Li, Gaspard Ulliel, Rhys Ifans and Kevin McKidd.
Moviehole.net disovered the following news: De Laurentiis tells MTV that Hannibal could become an even bigger evil superstar with more series installments. “How many James Bond [movies are] there? … Every two years a James Bond movie [seemingly] comes out,” de Laurentiis reasoned, adding that any future Lecter story would likely center on the unusual relationship between Lecter and his “Rising” love interest, Gong Li. “You see in the movie that … it’s an attraction, but nothing serious happens,” de Laurentiis said. “In the future, maybe something happens, if we go with [another sequel]… I presume that we created a success with this new franchise about young Hannibal Lecter, and I want to start to think about going ahead with the story.”
In Hannibal Rising: At last, the evolution of his evil is revealed. Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck. He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him. Hannibal’s uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle’s beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki. Lady Murasaki helps Hannibal to heal.With her help he flourishes, becoming the youngest person ever admitted to medical school in France. But Hannibal’s demons visit him and torment him.When he is old enough, he visits them in turn. He discovers he has gifts beyond the academic, and in that epiphany, Hannibal Lecter becomes death’s prodigy.