Friday, May 05, 2006

VIN DIESEL'S HANNIBAL MOVIE gets a brief mention in an Electric New Paper (Singapore) article on his current work:
He will be directing and starring in Hannibal, a movie about the Carthaginian general who led an army riding elepants across the Alps to invade Italy during the Second Punic War (218-202 BC).

That's not all - the brawny director-wannabe intends to shoot the film in ancient languages such as Aramaic, Iberian and Carthaginian (think The Passion Of The Christ).

He said: 'The whole point of directing an epic film (is that) you want to go all the way.'
As you may remember, the Carthaginians spoke Punic, a North African dialect of Phoenician. I'm not sure why the film would need Aramaic, but this is not the first time it's been listed, as I've noted before.

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