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To celebrate the Oscars this weekend, the Flickering Myth writing team look back at some of the previous Best Picture winners. First up, Helen Murdoch looks back at 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs…
Winner of the Big 5 Academy Awards – Actor, Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Director and Picture – The Silence of the Lambs is a twisted thriller that has endeared for over 20 years. Helmed by Jonathan Demme, The Silence of the Lambs is the second of the Hannibal novels and follows Clarice Starling as she hunts serial killer Buffalo Bill with the help of imprisoned killer Hannibal Lecter. From its opening shot through the cold woods through to the first meeting with Lecter and its pitch black crescendo, it’s a film that doesn’t let up and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout.
In a year that saw The Silence of the Lambs go up against Beauty & the Beast, »
- Luke Owen
Last month it was announced that Richard Armitage (The Hobbit's Thorin) is to play Frances Dolarhyde in season 3 of NBC's hit TV series Hannibal. Dolarhyde, a serial killer who leaves bite marks on his victims and is thus granted the nom de plume The Tooth Fairy, will reportedly feature in a six-episode arc touching upon the events of Red Dragon.
It was Red Dragon, both Thomas Harris's 1991 novel and Brett Ratner's 2002 movie, that many articles referenced when reporting the Armitage news, with scribes recalling Ralph Fiennes's haunting portrayal of the home-invasion killer who slays entire families. Less common, but more discerning, were the recollections of Tom Noonan's towering, heavyweight (6'7" and 217lb, to be exact) take on Dolarhyde in Michael Mann's atmosphere-drenched 1986 adaptation, Manhunter.
Mann's movie might have jettisoned Harris's title to avoid confusion with Year of the Dragon, which flopped the previous year, and »
Catching up on Hannibal news from last month: season three won't arrive on NBC until this summer...
Whether it's technically a delay or just how things are unrolling for Hannibal season three, the show's Television Critics' Association panel held last month confirmed that Lecter and pals won't be back on NBC until the summer. This might be old news to many, but we missed it the first time around so reporting it now in the spirit of better late than never.
Seasons one and two of Bryan Fuller's superlative psychological horror show made their debuts in April and February, leading creatures of habit to expect season three to premiere around the same time in the calendar. Not so. They're taking a little extra time with Hannibal's third run, and summer is its pencilled-in Eta.
Bryan Fuller said last year to think of the third season opener essentially as »
NBC’s Hannibal is the most elegant show about serial killers out there: it’s well written, has a fantastic cast, and is renowned for its visual style.
Originally envisioned as a prequel to Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Lecter series, Hannibal’s developer Bryan Fuller instead decided that the show would be both an adaptation and re-imagining of the novels. The first two seasons of Hannibal set the stage for future events by showing Will Graham, Dr. Lecter, and Mason Verger’s back-stories, and fans have been feverishly lapping it up.
But Fuller has confirmed that from season three onwards, the series will adapt the novels themselves. Red Dragon, The Silence Of The Lambs, Hannibal, and presumably even Hannibal Rising will soon be reworked for television, and with them fans will see some of their favourite franchise characters and moments on TV for the first time.
That’s not to »
- Thomas Delfino
Lots of casting news to catch up on, that we missed over the last couple of weeks... so follow the bouncing ball: - Rutina Wesley has joined the cast of NBC’s “Hannibal” as a pivotal character from Thomas Harris’ “Red Dragon” novel in season 3. She’ll play Reba McClane, a blind woman who enters into a relationship with the psychotic Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), and helps soothe his murderous urges - at least at first. “Hannibal” will return to NBC this summer. - Lynn Whitfield has booked a recurring roles on Season 3 of VH1’s cheerleader drama series "Hit The Floor." Production begins this week for premiere this year. - Gentry »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Welcome to another horror news round-up! This time around we have an update on the growing cast of Hannibal Season 3 and details on when you can expect to see Salem Season 2 on the small screen and the buzzed-about It Follows on the big screen.
TVLine reports that Glenn Fleshler (True Detective) will play Cordell Doemling, yet another familiar name to fans of Thomas Harris’ books and the Hannibal Lecter movies. For those unfamiliar, Cordell Doemling is the verbally abused medical aid to the wealthy, wicked, and mutilated Mason Verger, who will now be played on the TV series by Joe Anderson in place of Michael Pitt. In the 2001 film, Hannibal, Doemling was played by Željko Ivanek.
In other, previously announced Hannibal Season 3 casting news, it was recently revealed that Rutina Wesley, whom True Blood fans know as Tara Mae Thornton, will play the recurring role of Reba McClane, a blind »
- Derek Anderson
The film history of Superman has been topsy-turvy to say the least. Laying dormant for nearly two decades after the debacle of Cannon Films’ Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, there were many attempts to ressuciate the Man of Steel before Bryan Singer’s 2006 Superman Returns, and the consequent reboot Man of Steel in 2013.
One director who had hopes of bringing his vision to the screen in the 2000s was director Brett Ratner (Red Dragon, Hercules). He looked set to take the reigns thanks to a script from J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and he was very close to casting his Superman, in the form of Jude Law, who was the director’s first choice.
Law has been very quiet on the project ever since he toyed with the film around 2000-2002, and even tried on the costume, but has broken his silence in a chat with MTV »
- Scott J. Davis
She’s best known for playing the headstrong Tara in True Blood, but for her next role Rutina Wesley encounters a human monster in the third season of Hannibal. Wesley plays Reba McClane, infamous to readers of the Thomas Harris source novels as the woman who got close to Francis Dolarhyde.
Unbeknownst to her, he is the Tooth Fairy, the serial killer at the heart of first Lecter bestseller Red Dragon – however her blindness makes her literally unseeing as to his true nature. Richard Armitage has been cast as Dolarhyde. The characters were portrayed by Emily Watson and Ralph Fiennes in the 2002 movie adaptation and by Joan Allen and Tom Noonan in Michael Mann’s 1986 version Manhunter.
Wesley and Armitage join new cast member Joe Anderson, who replaces Michael Pitt as Mason Verger. It looks like showrunner Bryan Fuller is really starting to blend the worlds of the series and the books, »
- Steve Palace
With HBO’s True Blood coming to an end last summer, Rutina Wesley, longtime cast member of the Southern supernatural series, is lined up for another horror show. This time around, though, Wesley will encounter human monsters rather than creatures of the night, as she’s set to join the cast of Hannibal for the third season, playing a character from Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon and its two film adaptations.
TVLine reports that Rutina Wesley, whom True Blood fans know as Tara Mae Thornton, is set to co-star in Hannibal Season 3 in the recurring role of Reba McClane, a blind woman who becomes the romantic interest of Francis Dolarhyde, aka The Tooth Fairy serial killer, who in turn will be played by Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films). Reba McClane is a key character in Thomas Harris’ 1981 novel, Red Dragon, and was previously played by Joan Allen in »
- Derek Anderson
Actress will play a blind woman who becomes Francis Dolarhyde’s last best chance at humanity on NBC drama
The “True Blood” alum will join the show for its third season, playing Reba McClane, a blind woman »
- Tim Kenneally
Wesley will play Reba McClane, the blind woman who enters into a relationship with the psychotic Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage) and helps soothe his murderous urges. Wesley takes on a role played by Joan Allen in Michael Mann's "Manhunter" and Emily Watson in Brett Ratner's "Red Dragon".
Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) will come into contact with Dolarhyde from around the eighth episode of the third season. The Tooth Fairy is the latest addition to the cast which this year will also include Nina Arianda as Will Graham's wife Molly, Joe Anderson as the mutilated Mason Verger, Gillian Anderson as Bedelia Du Maurier, and of course Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter himself.
Source: TV Line »
- Garth Franklin
She’ll play Reba McClane, a blind woman who enters into a relationship with the psychotic Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage), and helps soothe his murderous urges — at least at first. Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) will come into contact with Dolarhyde (aka “The Tooth Fairy”) around the eighth episode of the third season.
Also joining the cast in season three is Nina Arianda, who will play Will Graham’s wife, Molly. The new episodes will also revisit the mutilated Mason Verger (with Joe Anderson replacing Michael Pitt in the role) and a number of other characters who had unfortunate encounters with Mads Mikkelsen’s titular killer.
Variety sister site TVLine first reported Wesley’s casting.
“Hannibal” will return to NBC this summer. »
- Laura Prudom
Videos Watch the Hannibal Season 3 Teaser Trailer
TVLine had learned exclusively that the actress is joining Hannibal‘s third season in the pivotal recurring role of Reba McClane, a blind woman who catches the eye of Francis Dolarhyde — Aka The Tooth Fairy (played by The Hobbit‘s Richard Armitage) — and represents his best chance at humanity.
In the first teaser trailer for season 3, Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) obsessively still on the hunt of Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) in what we assume is Florence, Italy. In the new season, both Hannibal Rising and Red Dragon will get a new literal re-telling, with showrunner Bryan Fuller, the series will mash up elements from the books in a unique way—including revealing a very different origin story for the good doctor.
It will be a while before dinner is served, but for now you can enjoy this appetising entrée until the new season debuts this summer.
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- Scott J. Davis
If it's one thing we love, more than dear family members and this great United States of America, it's NBC's "Hannibal." The operatic horror series, based on the Thomas Harris novels that also inspired "Silence of the Lambs," "Manhunter," and, yes, "Hannibal" (sorry if this is getting confusing), is one of the most visually striking, emotionally riveting and just-plain-scary television series to ever hit the small screen. All of this makes the wait in between seasons downright torturous, especially since it was recently announced that the show wouldn't return until summer. And thanks to a new trailer for the third season that NBC has just unleashed, well, that wait is going to be even harder.
The show, of course, follows the adventures of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a murderous shrink who is involved in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with an FBI profiler named Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). For »
- Drew Taylor
It’s been eight months since “Hannibal” ended season two with a bloodbath of epic proportions — and by the time the cult thriller returns to NBC this summer for season three, Dr. Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and his discerning palate will have been off our screens for more than a year. Thankfully, the network has devised a way to ease our separation anxiety with an atmospheric new trailer — a tasty morsel that should go down like liver and fava beans with a nice Chianti.
The new footage sees Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) tracking his friend-turned-foe across the globe (most notably to Florence, Italy, where some exteriors have reportedly been shot) a year after Hannibal escaped with Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) in the final moments of last season.
- Laura Prudom
After a shocking ending in 2014, the brilliant FBI investigator hunts for his killer psychiatrist
Now it’s Will Graham’s turn to forgive.
NBC released a sneak peak for this summer’s return of “Hannibal.” The teaser follows Will (Hugh Dancy) as he desperately tracks the whereabouts of Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). It appears the two meet in a dimly lit underground tunnel somewhere in Europe.
“Hannibal,” Will shouts. “I forgive you.”
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Season 2’s ending shocked fans when a betrayed Hannibal left Will to bleed out »
- Alicia Banks
Much like the culinary prowess of its compelling villain, the build-up to Hannibal season 3 has required a delicate balance of ingredients. The threat of the show’s cancellation loomed over fans until NBC optioned the gritty thriller for a third season, and tidbits surrounding the latest additions to its cast dripped through slowly until EW finally debuted the upcoming season’s first teaser trailer earlier today. All in all, our appetites have been whetted. Now we’re ready to eat.
The third year of NBC’s dark, brooding show finds troubled FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) in hot pursuit of the charismatic Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). The dark, shadowy teaser only hints at the extent of Will’s determination in tracking down the cannibalistic serial killer. Remaining loyal to the tone of the show, the teaser avoids flashy extravagance, opting instead to burn out slow with scattered shots of »
- Gem Seddon
“Our minds can concoct all sorts of scenarios when we don’t want to believe something. We construct fairy tales… and we accept them.” A teaser trailer for Season 3 of NBC’s Hannibal has been released, giving us our first look at Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), and more in the drastically different third season of Bryan Fuller’s serial killer series.
Season 3 of Hannibal will debut this summer. It was recently revealed that Tony award-winning Nina Arianda (Broadway’s Venus in Fur, Rob the Mob, Midnight in Paris) will play a recurring role in the third season. Arianda portrays a character named Molly—a strong single mother who is a romantic interest for one key character.
In other, previously announced Hannibal Season 3 casting news, Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films) will play The Tooth Fairy serial killer (aka Francis Dolarhyde) from Thomas Harris »
- Derek Anderson
"Hannibal" fans must be downright salivating by now. After the will-they-or-won't-they waiting period regarding the NBC series' cancellation, fannibals rejoiced at the renewal news in May 2014. Then it was announced at Comic Con in July that the third season would mind the novels of "Hannibal" and "Hannibal Rising," before starting the "Red Dragon" plot late in the season. Creator Bryan Fuller even teased the appearance of Clarice Starling, or at least mentioned their goal to include the second-most-famous character of Thomas Harris' novels. Add to the fervor a growing cast, including everyone's favorite "X-Files" actress Gillian Anderson, and anticipation for Season 3 had to boiling over. But then NBC turned down the heat last week during its TCA presentation, when it announced plans to push the premiere date back to this summer. Consider this an apology. Below you'll find the first trailer for "Hannibal" »
- Ben Travers
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