Bryan Fuller Looking to Explore the Early Days of Hannibal Lecter

Gaspard Ulliel in Hannibal Rising (2007) Movie Image

Honestly, how long can Hollywood possibly keep kicking this dead horse? Seriously, folks. Enough already. However, if “Hannibal Rising” wasn’t enough to ruin the mythos of one of the screen’s more notorious serial killers, “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller and the folks over at Gaumont are in the process of crafting an hour-long drama based around Hannibal Lecter, everyone’s favorite madman from “Silence of the Lambs”, among others. Although Lecter’s early years have already been touched upon in other films, the program in question will apparently focus on the killer’s cat-and-mouse games with FBI agent Will Graham. Insert yawn here.

Does anyone else think this is an incredibly bad idea? Part of Lecter’s appeal was the mystery surrounding his past, which was all but destroyed with “Hannibal Rising”. Do we really need a weekly series based around his younger days? Count me out on this one. That having been said, I’m sure others will think this is a fantastic idea, especially if you’re one of the few who actually enjoyed the aforementioned prequel. It’s also worth noting that Bryan Fuller is also piecing together a reboot of “The Munsters”, which suggests that, when your insanely original television show is cancelled, you should immediately mine other people’s successes in order to keep your career afloat. For shame, Fuller. For shame.

“Pushing Daisies” was superb, by the way.

Source: Shock Till You Drop