HANNIBAL TRAPS GIRL DIRECTOR
The guy behind ?Girl with a Pearl Earring? directing the next ?Hannibal? movie? Has someone slipped something into Dino and Martha De Laurentiis?s martinis? Please!?
The uber-producers have tapped Peter Weber to helm ?Behind the Mask?, the recently announced Hannibal Lecter prequel, says Variety.
'It is a revenge story that shows why he became a cannibal,' said Dino De Laurentiis. 'But he kills people that audiences want to see killed. So while there is a natural revulsion, the sympathy toward Hannibal remains.'
The film will begin production in May for release in Summer 2006. Casting and location-scouting (in Lithuania, the Czech Republic and France) are expected to begin soon.
Apparently three different actors will be hired to play the flesh-eating jailbird at three different times in his life. We wonder if they?ve thought about Rory, Kieran and Macauley Culkin?
?Behind the Mask?, the book, hits stores next May before getting the film treatment. In it, we discover that Lecter watched as his young sister was killed and then eaten by a group of hungry soldiers in war-torn Lithuania during World War II. The revenge story explains to audiences how Lecter became a cannibal and continues to build both an aversion and sympathy for the character, who kills and eats those audiences want to see killed.
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