Vin Diesel likes to talk about projects well in advance of them ever happening (if they even do), so take the following news with a grain of salt for now. The actor has been trying to get a trilogy of films about Carthaginian commander Hannibal off the ground for years, intending to make his directorial debut on the projects. Now the actor says he recently had a meeting with a studio that is keen on making all three films in his trilogy. Hit the jump for more.
Diesel recently took to his Facebook page to provide a promising (?) update on the project:
When a dream is born in your childhood…
When you spend a decade daring to pursue it…
The day, a head of a studio says… “I want to make all three films of your Hannibal trilogy!”
It takes a minute to sink in…
Shhhhh… it’s still sinking in.
Further details are non-existent, and we have no idea what studio Diesel is talking about at the moment. A period trilogy about Hannibal the Conqueror can’t be cheap, so I find it dubious that a studio is willing to commit to all three films with Diesel at the helm. It’s possible that Diesel may now just be starring in the films while a more experienced director is brought onto the project. The message was just posted today, so we should hear more details one way or another soon.
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