'Hannibal' Is Taking Steps Towards New Film

As the series aired its final episode on Saturday, August 29, showrunner Bryan Fuller gave an update on the potential 'Hannibal' movie.

AceShowbiz - "Hannibal" showrunner Bryan Fuller told The Hollywood Reporter about a possible film continuation with the series finale airing on Saturday, August 29. When asked if he's still looking to wrap the series with a movie, Bryan said, "[Executive producer] Martha De Laurentiis is looking into financing for a film. I'm still hoping that we get to tell that story in some way."

Bryan added, "There is something in the novel Hannibal that has not been done in any of the adaptations and I would love to explore that with Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter. I'm hoping that someday, whether it's a year from now… two years from now… that we will continue to get to tell that story. I feel like if Will Graham did survive that plunge, his most interesting chapter is yet to be told."

When asked if there were any other venues where "Hannibal" can live on, Bryan replied, "There's a few ways to go. The movie route is very appealing because we have movie actors. It would be great to see them on the big screen and we've always shot the show as though it were an independent movie with an independent film esthetic. Coming full circle in return to the big screen is very promising."

"But it would be interesting to discuss a miniseries or some sort of continuation of the story with another network once all the hubbub of this series has gone fallow," he continued, "Who knows? Maybe there is an opportunity for us to address things with MGM and Clarice Starling now that the show has completed its run on NBC and there is an opportunity for a rebirth of sorts."

"Hannibal" got canceled by NBC after three seasons. At that time, the network said in a statement, "We have been tremendously proud of 'Hannibal' over its three seasons. Bryan and his team of writers and producers, as well as our incredible actors, have brought a visual palette of storytelling that has been second to none in all of television - broadcast or cable. We thank Gaumont and everyone involved in the show for their tireless efforts that have made 'Hannibal' an incredible experience for audiences around the world."

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