New Hannibal Lecter Prequel coming !

Thomas Harris (Author of "Red Dragon", "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Hannibal") is currently writing "Behind the Mask". It will be the fourth book of his famous Hannibal Lecter series. According to the Associated Press, Dino De Laurentiis (produced "Hannibal" and "Red Dragon") is already planning to bring the story to the cinema in 2006.

The story will be about "the creation of a monster" and involve complicated casting. The movie requires actors for playing a 5-, a 14-and a 20-year-old Hannibal Lecter. De Laurentiis believes, that an English accent will better to convey the personality of the Lithuanian-born Lecter, than an American would.

The book and film will be set in 1940s in Europe.

The film will be the second prequel for the producer (after remaking Michael Mann's "Manhunter", which starred CSI's William L. Petersen and was the first movie based on Thomas Harris' "Red Dragon",) 11 years after "Silence of the Lambs".

Source: Dark Horizons

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