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).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.
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.'
Friday, May 05, 2006
VIN DIESEL'S HANNIBAL MOVIE gets a brief mention in an Electric New Paper (Singapore) article on his current work: