|Directed by:||Peter Webber|
|Written by:||Thomas Harris|
|Distributed by:||Dino De Laurentiis Company|
|Released:||February 9th, 2007|
|Running time:||121 min.|
|Previous:||Red Dragon (2002)|
Hannibal Rising is an American feature film of the psycho-thriller genre. It is the fifth film featuring the character of Hannibal Lecter from the series of books by author Thomas Harris. It is the fourth film in the "Hopkins era" of films, though chronologically it is the first. It is the second prequel film, the events of which take place prior to the 1991 keystone film Silence of the Lambs. It is one of two films in the entire series that does not feature Anthony Hopkins, the other being in Manhunter in 1986. The film was directed by Peter Webber with a screenplay written by Thomas Harris. It was produced by the Dino De Laurentiis Company and released theatrically in the United States on February 9th, 2007. This time around, actor Gaspard Ulliel takes on the task of playing a young cannibal-in-training named Hannibal Lecter with Aaran Thomas playing Hannibal at age eight.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Aaran Thomas as Hannibal Lecter (Age 8)
- Gaspard Ulliel as Hannibal Lecter
- Gong Li as Lady Murasaki
- Helena-Lia Tachovska as Mischa Lecter
- Richard Leaf as Father as Father Lecter
- Dominic West as Inspector Popil
- Rhys Ifans as Vladis Grutas
- Richard Brake as Enrikas Dortlich
- Martin Hub as Lothar
- Ingeborga Dapkunaite as Mother Lecter
- Kevin McKidd as Petras Kolnas
- Joerg Stadler as Berndt
- Stephen Walters as Zigmas Milko
- Ivan Marevich as Bronys Grentz
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This film is based on the novel, Hannibal Rising by author Thomas Harris. It was first published by Delacorte Press in hardcover edition in 2006. It was printed mass market paperback by Dell Publishing in 2007.
- This is Peter Webber's second major film role. It is his first work in the thriller genre.
- This is Thomas Harris' first work as a screenwriter.
- The Unrated home video edition was released on DVD in Region 1 format by the Weinstein Company on May 29th, 2007.