Friday, May 15, 2009

Anthony Hopkins to Hannibal Lecter Back to Big Screen



My heart is racing...in a good way. Those of you who know me also know I have a "thing" for Hannibal Lecter. He holds some kind of dark power over me. Scary-sexy. (I know, not many people understand the infatuation. He's not just some dim-witted serial killer. Everyone he kills deserves it...oh, nevermind. Let's not get into my psyche that deeply...this is neither the time or the place. Heh.)


ANYway.

London, May 15 (ANI):

"Welsh actor Sir Anthony Hopkins is all set to reprise his role as the legendary cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter.

It has been 18 years since he won a Best Actor Oscar for in recognition of his performance in 'Silence Of The Lambs', and now at the age of 71, he is set to make a return for the fourth time.

Hopkins had also played the part of the brilliant psychiatrist and murderer in 2001's Hannibal, and the 2002 prequel Red Dragon.

Sir Ridley Scott, who had directed Hannibal, will be making a return, but Hopkins' co-star Jodie Foster, 46, who also won an Oscar as FBI agent Clarice Starling, will not.

The actresses, who are in consideration for the role of Starling, include 39-year-old Cate Blanchett.

"The script is really, really good," the Daily Express quoted filmmakers Universal as saying. (ANI)


There are a few details missing...is author Thomas Harris involved? That's very important..and if so, will he write the screenplay, because there is not a new book to base this movie on. As much as I adore Anthony/Hannibal--I don't want a crap movie based on some Studio's idea of a "good script".


Secondly, where will the film take place? Oh, Florence. When Stephen and I vacationed there last fall, it turned into a "Hannibal Tour", since Hannibal was filmed in that glorious city. We wandered around the Palazzo Vecchio soaking in all of the atmosphere where Dr. Lecter lectured.


Palazzo Vecchio, interior





Ohman. Remember when Hannibal was giving that spellbinding lecture about Dante's Inferno in the film? This was the exact room...and, yes--photography by your's truly.

4 comments:

Annette said...

You FREAK Julia! (But your photos are stunning!)

DivaJulia said...

HEY! Annette, I thought YOU, of ALL people, would understand. Sniff sniff.

I'm so alone... ;)

Annette said...

O.K. I'd do the young version of Hannibal in the film Hannibal Rising.

DivaJulia said...

He was okay...it just made me love the REAL Hannibal all the more. (Gave me the reasons for his angst.)Plus I have a thing for silver-fox older men, don't I?

And NO, I don't write letters to prisoners. I'm not THAT much of a freak.