Hannibal Lecter Not Returning To Big Screen

Put away the fava beans, but leave out the chiati.

Reports in recent days that Hannibal Lecter was set to return to the big screen seem to be false.

Sir Anthony Hopkins, 71, who made the cannibalistic serial killer popular in "The Silence of the Lambs," "Hannibal," and most recently "Red Dragon."

Apparently a story from January 2000 surfaced and made the rounds on Friday without a publish date and was picked up by several Web sites as a new development in the franchise.

The report was pre-"Hannibal" and not recent.

What the El!?! Editorial:

I have to tell you when I heard this I wondered what was up with it. Thomas Harris hasn't written another Hannibal book.

"Hannibal Rising," was his last book about the cannibal, but it was already made into a not-so-great-movie.

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