Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Diesel channeling Hannibal?

PUNIC WATCH: The Historical Trilogy Vin Diesel Has Wanted To Make Since 2002 (Adam Wescott, SlashFilm).

That trilogy, of course, is the long-awaited one on Hannibal Barca. I have been following Diesel's hopes for the project since 2005. For all the posts (I think), see here and links and here. This article goes over the whole story, including some details I didn't know.

To Vin Diesel, directing movies means bringing the Hannibal Barca trilogy to fruition. "God," he says in an interview with The National, "you promised the universe, very specifically, the Hannibal Barca trilogy, and you haven't delivered." Diesel discussed his efforts to "channel the character" in an IGN interview published in 2003.
It sounds like the project is still on. I hope so. Cross-file under Cinema.

For many PaleoJudaica posts on Hannibal Barca, the valiant Carthaginian general who nearly won the Second Punic War with Rome, see here links.

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