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Hannibal Rising (2007)
Yikes. Not a good film... very contrived, even to the point of its props (eg. mask of Samurai effigy). Poor performances and a seriously weak storyline (reveals, such as they are, are pandering and lack imagination).
And yes... he does sing.
I don't know what is up with Thomas Harris. When "Red Dragon" (2002) came out, that movie's taglines read:
Before the Silence Meet Hannibal Lecter For The First Time How It All Began!
and although Harris wasn't directly responsible, presumably he gave his blessings to their revising "Manhunter" (1986) to better dovetail into "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991).
Manhunter's budget was $15M and grossed $8.5M... Dragon's budget was $90M and grossed $209M. IMO it wasn't a better film, but its success was probably due to Anthony Hopkins.
So here we are, five years later - the 'Rising' book was just released this past Xmas and already there's a film (due in part of course b/c Harris wrote the SP). I don't know if they even asked Ted Tally, but if so he likely passed and Harris thought he'd have a try himself. After all, how hard can it be to write an SP ?
This probably spells the end of the franchise - and rightly so.