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No new Lecter movie

05.16.2009

In the past couple of days, a rumor ripped through the tubes of the internets claiming that Sir Anthony Hopkins was returning to the role of fiendish flesh-eater Hannibal Lecter, reuniting with his HANNIBAL helmer Ridley Scott and featuring a new Clarice Starling, potentially to be playing by Cate Blanchett.

As it turns out, the rumor is true, only... mostly not. As Moviehole figured out, the "news" is from many years ago but was somehow recently regurgitated by Google News (originating from old stories on Hollywood.com and the NY Post), and then spotted and echoed by several online outlets assuming it was fresh news (ignoring the mention of Jodie Foster not returning because she was busy directing the still-unmade FLORA'S PLUM).

Moviehole also checked with a source at Universal (who was quoted in the original story), who simply says: "Bottom Line : It's the old pre-HANNIBAL story getting another-run again. There's no new movie."

Extra Tidbit: In the novel "The Silence of the Lambs", Lecter had an extra middle finger. I think he's been giving it to us since HANNIBAL.
Source: Moviehole

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10:27PM on 05/17/2009
DeejayForte, you are truly lost.
DeejayForte, you are truly lost.
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6:36PM on 05/17/2009

Good, let the series die.

So this is the second time Google News has caused a rippling. Last September the News crawled a years old Florida Sun Times article about United Airlines filing for bankruptcy. Google News posted it as new and UAL stock dropped 12%. Way to go Google! :(
So this is the second time Google News has caused a rippling. Last September the News crawled a years old Florida Sun Times article about United Airlines filing for bankruptcy. Google News posted it as new and UAL stock dropped 12%. Way to go Google! :(
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6:06PM on 05/17/2009
Cate Blanchett was the first choice to replace Jodie Foster for Hannibal but had to drop out and was ultimately replaced by Julianne Moore.

There's really nothing new to add to that franchise anyway...
Cate Blanchett was the first choice to replace Jodie Foster for Hannibal but had to drop out and was ultimately replaced by Julianne Moore.

There's really nothing new to add to that franchise anyway...
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11:51AM on 05/17/2009

Fine With Me

Hannibal Rising both the book and movie were just pathetic....plus there is only so much you can do with a character before he stops being scary and just downright silly.

case in point all those stupid catchphrases he had in Hannibal.
Hannibal Rising both the book and movie were just pathetic....plus there is only so much you can do with a character before he stops being scary and just downright silly.

case in point all those stupid catchphrases he had in Hannibal.
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8:17AM on 05/17/2009
I knew there was something up with that story, especially when it said Blanchett would be taking over for Foster. Well, since Foster didn't play Starling in "Hannibal", Blanchett would've been taking over for Julianne Moore, not Foster.
I knew there was something up with that story, especially when it said Blanchett would be taking over for Foster. Well, since Foster didn't play Starling in "Hannibal", Blanchett would've been taking over for Julianne Moore, not Foster.
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7:41PM on 05/16/2009
Red Dragon was amazing, best one of the series
Red Dragon was amazing, best one of the series
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3:19PM on 05/16/2009
THANK the GODS...I've had quite enough Hannibal Lecter movies, thank you very much. Five is enough.
THANK the GODS...I've had quite enough Hannibal Lecter movies, thank you very much. Five is enough.
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