Every filmmaker and many actors have a long-term dream project. For over a decade actor Vin Diesel has been pursuing his – a biopic of Hannibal the Conqueror with himself directing and/or playing the legendary Carthaginian military commander.
This past weekend, Diesel gave a quick but vague update on his Facebook page suggesting there’s some movement on the project at last. Here’s the full quote:
“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!” Haha… It takes a minute to sink in… Shhhhh… It’s still sinking in.”
No further information was forthcoming, but it’s at least a sign that one of history’s most famous strategists and warriors may finally get a big screen outing that is long overdue.