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‘Hannibal’ could live on in movie form, creator says

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A day after it ended, the creator of Hannibal says it could live on in movie form.

In an interview with HitFix on Saturday, Bryan Fuller spoke about the possibilities of the show living on in different forms — namely a mini-series or movie. According to Fuller, it is all about financing and finding the right story.

“[Producer] Martha De Laurentiis is looking into financing for a feature film. The season 4 that we were going to tell is such a restart and reimagining that I still hope in some way that we get to tell a version of that, if not ‘Silence of the Lambs’ itself, as a miniseries. I would love to return this cast to the big screen from whence they came, and Hannibal Lecter to the big screen, from whence he came. It seems perfectly symmetrical.”

Fuller also mentions that the likelihood of a movie or mini-series is probably “less than 50/50 and not in our favor” but there is still hope. He told Crave Online that the proposed story would be dealing with The Silence of the Lambs possibly.

“I am imagining a parallel structure of Hannibal in the institution, with a severely scarred Chilton, now having returned to his post, and juxtaposing that, back in the heyday of Hannibal as a psychiatrist, perhaps even earlier than we met him the first time, when he had Benjamin Raspail as a patient, and weave that story in and around the modern day ‘Silence of the Lambs’ tale as we know it.”

Our own Kate Kulzick referred to the finale of Hannibal as a “bloody, spectacular climax.”


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