Diesel Talks His Hannibal Movie

Vin Diesel’s long-gestating passion project “Hannibal the Conqueror” looks to be on course for a 2008 release with him helming.

Diesel tells Worst Previews that “It’s been a passion project…If you do something like that, you want to go all the way. Usually, you want to go all the way when the subject matter or topic speaks to you so much that you have these scenes playing out in your head all the time. That’s usually a pretty good indication that you need to find a way to make it.”

Apparently he’s already been learning to ride an elephant and has spent a good portion of the year scouting for locations in Spain. David Franzoni (“King Arthur”, “Gladiator”, “Amistad”) has adapted Ross Leckie’s novel.