Hannibal prequel on October 4th!

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  1. DarrenA

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    Well, a remake to the sleeper Manhunter is coming to theaters on October 4th! This was Thomas Harris's first novel containing Dr. Hannibal Lecter so this is actually a prequel to both Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal.
    It will be interesting to see how much is followed or even borrowed from the Manhunter movie or if they follow the novel closer this time around.
    In any event, the trailer is available for download...
    http://www.apple.com/trailers/universal/red_dragon/
     
  2. Timothy Alexander

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    The movie apparently follows the book way way more than Manhunter did.
     
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    A double prequel and a remake all in one...that beats out The Scorpion King being a prequel to the sequel of a remake.
     
  4. Alex Spindler

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    Morgan,
    I think I just traveled through time by reading your post. [​IMG]
    Can't wait for RD. I was a fan of both the movie and the book, and I always enjoy seeing Edward Norton in action.
     
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    I don;lt want to see this movie around my birthday. I rather see something else then this.

    JACOB
     
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    Well, Jacob, fortunately going to a movie is still optional. [​IMG]
    I'm really looking forward to this movie. A great cast and a good story, and I never liked "Manhunter" much (way too much 80's "Miami Vice" feeling).
    /Mike
     
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    It's got a good writer, a good cast, a good technical crew (although Elfman is the wrong composer for this), but a dreadful director (Brett Ratner of Rush Hour 1 & 2, Money Train and The Family Man "fame"). Maybe the good can overcome his liability.

    It can only hope to be as good as MANHUNTER, easily the best of the "Lector" films...
     
  8. Matt Stone

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    Yah...I hope it's as good as Manhunter too. But I must say, I love Brian Cox as Hannibal...call me crazy, but I liked him even more than Hopkins.
     
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    I also call it close between Cox and Hopkins (SotL version). I love Mann's work and while the film does still have a tint of the 80's on it, it also has Mann's craft behind it.

    An older, heavier Hopkins playing a much younger Lector...that should be good.

    I will have to be talked into seeing this one at this point.
     
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    I want to see it just to see if it works... even though I hated Hannibal.
     
  11. Lou Sytsma

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    I really liked Manhunter - excellent cast. Did remind me a lot of Miami Vice though. Pretty sure there was one episode where Crockett went through the same mind trip that Will Ferrell did in Red Dragon.

    Cox gave a good performance especially considering how little screen time he did have. Hard to compare the performance of the two considering Hopkins has had much more screen time available for his portrayal of Hannibal.

    To me though nothing beats Hannibal's first appearance and coversation with Clarice in SOTL. That whole sequence was exquisitely done.

    It will be interesting to see how much screen time Hannibal gets in Red Dragon.

    After the bad taste Hannibal left in my mouth hoping this one will turn out to be a pleasant surprise.
     
  12. Dennis Heller

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    Bad taste Hannibal left in your mouth? Nice.
     
  13. Fred Bang

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    Is it me or RED DRAGON has the exact same story as Silence of the Lambs? I remember reading maybe half the book and stopping because it was way to similar to SOTL.

    Anyway, great cast, nonetheless.
     
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    Fred,
    The main difference I saw in the book was
    The movie is more about criminal profiling based on Will's abilities and being at the scene. SotL was so much more about Lector interacting with a neophyte that he appreciated and helped to solve a crime. It's more a coming of age story.
    Also, Lector is antagonistic to the main character and his support is entirely malicious in nature.
    The only thing in common is a killer on the loose and Hannibal being involved. Of course, considering Hannibal has involvement with Francis, Bill, and the Monster, he is somewhat of a serial murderer magnet. [​IMG]
     
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    Brett Ratner is the director. [​IMG]
    Maybe Chris Tucker will do a cameo. [​IMG]
     
  17. ChrisMatson

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    I wonder if this will be billed as "A Brett Ratner Film?"
    BTW, I saw Rush Hour 3 (2004) on Ratner's page over at IMDB.
    I'm looking forward to Red Dragon. I saw the Miami Vice version and didn't care for it.
     
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    I wouldn't sell Anthony Hopkins short on his ability to play anything, including a younger Anthony Hopkins. Unless they're doing major screenplay alterations to the book, he's still only going to be onscreen a brief but memorable portion of the running time, and there are plenty of acting tricks that can be used effectively in that short timeframe, backed up with the usual technical suspects. I'm still interested; I think Red Dragon is the strongest of the three books myself and will be there to see it.
     
  20. Lou Sytsma

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    Thanks Andy - good read! Nicely recreates events talked about in The Red Dragon.
     

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