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Maybe This Really Blah HANNIBAL RISING Teaser Poster Would Seem Better With A Nice Chianti??

Merrick again...
Here’s the teaser sheet for HANNIBAL RISING. Sounds like a porn film. It was originally called YOUNG HANNIBAL: BEHIND THE MASK, which sounded like a VH-1 bio show. Guess we’re just gonna have to deal with a crappy title. Advanced reviews of this film can be found HERE and HERE . This poster does nothing for me. It feels like straight-to-video DVD packaging. It’s as bland as…well…the notion of a Youg Hannibal Lecter.

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  • Nov. 9, 2006, 9:48 p.m. CST

    It's so boring, I can't even see it.

    by Karl Hungus

    Um, where?

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Screw this movie

    by Bean_

    Spider-Man 3 is the headline today!

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Hammer in My Hand

    by BigSugar

    Seems too close to the "Hannibal" Poster. Could be worse, though.

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 9:54 p.m. CST

    This reminds me of an abortion

    by LittleDudes

    Or a kid being set on fire. Good work , morons. They must've got a guy who designed 80's thriller movie posters to pull this giant piece of shit out of his ass.

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 10:01 p.m. CST

    I'm waiting for the saturday morning cartoon.

    by Flim Springfield

    Oh, that wacky Hannibal! Who will he eat next?

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Ditch the eyes and it's a great poster.

    by Veraxus

    Check it out in photoshop. If you keep the mask but get rid of the eyes and face, it looks amazing.

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Hate the title

    by mr teaspoon

    It's too melodramatic for what these movies are about. More akin to a superhero flick.

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Its not the same without Tony Hopkins

    by Stone316

    I mean lets face it, the guy doing this may be good but i bet he's no Anthony Hopkins... AH did Othello for BBC and he made me forget he wasnt black...thats the true power AH has as an actor. Lets just hope we dont have another Brett Ratner directing this. Oh, and by the way, doesnt the poster look a lot like hte one from Jason X?? Later dudes...

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 10:18 p.m. CST

    For the lazy or Photoshop inept...

    by Veraxus

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 10:19 p.m. CST

    ^^ditch the space in that link.

    by Veraxus

    Remove the space in the link. It's not a terrible concept, but the face makes it look more goofy than ominous.

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 10:22 p.m. CST

    so who's playing lecter?

    by kafka07

    I heard way back that the home alone kid is lecter. But it doesn't look like him in the poster. WTF is with that crappy mask?? Vin diesel should be lecter, and have the title be The Chronicles of Lecter. There is just no way this movie will be good. It's dead to me.

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Actor playing Lecter:

    by mr teaspoon

    gasparay ulalialia

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 10:39 p.m. CST

    It's the Illegitimate love child....

    by Baskitkaze

    of Dark Phoenix and a gargoyle? Yes? No? This'll suck donkey balls.

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 10:57 p.m. CST


    by QuinnTheEskimo

    It looks like a video game poster. Sounds like a video game title, too. A Hannibal video game would suck. Unless it's Hannibal the general and you ride elephants through mountains. That could be kind of cool, I guess.

  • Nov. 9, 2006, 11:20 p.m. CST

    So So Bad.....So Bad That It's Fucking Awesome

    by The Ender

    This movie's potential-"we took this really fucking serious folks"-shittiness has sold me a ticket. I went to see Saw III with two friends of mine opening night just to fuck with the crowd and laugh at the implausible utter shipwreck that it was. Hannibal Rising for the win!

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 12:06 a.m. CST

    As if Silence of the Lambs hasn't been raped enough

    by Neo Technic

    I like the mask though. Saw an Eminem music video today where he was wearing that mask one second and humping 50 Cent the next. Lyrics had to do with clubbing and killing n!gg@z or something. Cool beat though.

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 12:08 a.m. CST

    tony hopkins?

    by BadMrWonka

    you have to be kidding. when celebrities say things like that, "bobby deniro, Marty scorsese" etc. it's bad enough. but when a talkbacker does it, it's pure comedy gold. come on guys, you all know you laughed when you read that.

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 12:50 a.m. CST

    What's the problem?

    by QuinnTheEskimo

    I do it all the time. Bill Shatner, Chuck Heston, etc. etc. etc. Of course, I know all these people on a very personal level. (Shatner: Kind of a dick; Heston: not so much as you'd think)

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 1:12 a.m. CST

    is this a SHREK prequel??

    by tracheattack

    i hope Fiona shows some skin this time around

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Am I the only one that kinda digs it?

    by dimnix

    I love me my Hannibal stuff. And I'm one of the few people who geniunely love the "Hannibal" movie, so the fact that this poster is a bit of a throwback to that poster, I kinda dig it. Looking forward to the movie, too, though I am pretty skeptical about the idea. And the original title - "The Lector Variations" - was the best.

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Did he have red eyes in the other films?

    by Power_Girl

    Did he?

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 2:14 a.m. CST

    How can it *start* with revenge?

    by alfiemoon

    Surely something else had to have happened first? Well?

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 2:27 a.m. CST

    What shit.

    by Harry Weinstein


  • Nov. 10, 2006, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah, and...

    by Harry Weinstein

    alfiemoon is on the money. What a retarded tagline. Perfect for a retarded poster.

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Thomas Harris

    by owlsoup

    The author of the books, supposedly wrote the screenplay. There's not much info out there about the book -- which has been delayed many times, and probably won't be out now till the movie releases -- but I expect this flick will have awesome dialogue and be thick with metaphors. If you read the book Hannibal, it does go into Lecter's head for awhile, and his past, and there is a mythology and meaning Harris intended for the Hannibal character. There is a specific incident that makes him a cannibal, and I think the book at least, will be great. Don't discount this one until we see what happens. And no matter how the film comes out, do yourself a favor and go back and read the books. Red Dragon is still an awesomely stylized narrative. Too bad they picked Ratner to rush a production of a movie version.

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 3:37 a.m. CST


    by Monkey_King

    Nuff said.

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Hannibal the hero

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I hope this new prequel doesn't further soften the nastiness of the Hannibal character. What's the betting this film is all about what a misunderstood soul Hannibal is and how he's actually quite the hero if you can look past the killing people and pulling their intestines out? That Thomas Harris had a pretty interesting guy he made up for a while, all that deviance and coiled violence waiting to burst out of his calm, genteel surface. That was what was so great about him in Silence Of The Lambs, the genuine menace you knew might leap out and bite your face off any minute. Now we have this portly, wise-cracking fellow who only likes to kill rude people. It's a shame this Mr Harris felt he had to keep going. I understand that maybe he wants to destroy this character, but the most efficient way to do that would have been to stop writing stories about him. No money in that, I suppose. Damn you, Thomas Harris (partial copyright - that MCM fellow).

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 3:56 a.m. CST

    The mask is starting to look like something from

    by Sepulchrave

    the Venice Carnivale, not a functional protective device at all.

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 4 a.m. CST

    "Where is the rest of Doom's mask! Damn you, Richards!"

    by Negative Man

    "Doom grow's tired of your pranks! Now will start Doom's rising! Now will start Doom's revenge!!!"

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 5:09 a.m. CST


    by mattyholmes

    Yeah it really does look like the Doom mask don't it!

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Read my shit you fuckers!!

    by 69DUDE

    Hannibal was the best member of the A-Team. He came up with all the plans and said 'Ahm gonna git you sucka!'. Fuck you if you don't agree.

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Origins stories

    by Spandau Belly

    Aren't characters' origins and backstories supposed to be explained through exposition? All these prequel movies do is become feature redundant length flashback sequences.

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 7:48 a.m. CST

    The poster looks fine to me

    by Chief Redcock

    You've got hannibal, you've got the trademark mask, what more do you want? And say what you will about the title, it's ten times better than the original title. Harris wrote the screenplay, a good director is attached... why is everyone dismissing this as crap?

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 8:01 a.m. CST

    What a piece of crap. "Bland" is a compliment...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Oh, I guess he'd had the mask since his teenage years, then, and he conveniently got the same one in "Silence"? Christ, I can't believe Harris agreed to turn a realistic and chilling villain that the Lecter from Red Dragon & Silence was, into a stupid comic book parody that the Lecter from Hannibal (and now this crapquel) is... He had superpowers in Hannibal and now he finds the mask in this one. Yeah! I hope the next one is "Hannibal vs. ZOOM!"

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Jedi Rising

    by Darkryder

    Wasn't Jedi Rising one of the possible 'Return of the Jedi' titles? Hmm.. maybe Hannibal has a toy lightsaber. Sounds like a fun movie.

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 9:15 a.m. CST

    HIs eyes

    by Purgatori

    were amber/red in the books. I like this poster. They went with what everyone remembers which is the mask. The original title for this was Hannibal: Behind the Mask, but we've had quite a few movies since the inception for it to be called that. So hence the rather "meh" title Hannibal Rising. I love the eyes in this one. The mask looks different, but I like the more monstrous look they've given it. Hopkins was rumored to do voice overs for the movie, but that's not the case. I'm excited to see this, because Lecter's backstory is very interesting. Pretty messed up events shaped what he eventually became.

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 9:15 a.m. CST


    by bishopfan85

    So Scorpion finally got his breakout movie huh? And faster than Wolverine did at that!

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 10:38 a.m. CST

    How can it start with revenge?

    by Captain Mal

    That really cracked me up, Alflie. I'm still laughing. :)

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Hanniball is... so...

    by Underdogthe3rd

    Hanniball is... so... yesterday...

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 11:11 a.m. CST


    by Stone316

    Im very pleased to have launch a talback about the way actors should be called and delighted to have contributed with a little bit of comedy to your lives... once more my humble thanks P.S- I do know Tony my mind...

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Why the mask?

    by Doomius 2.0

    I know it's iconic of Hanibal but, was there a point in his life before being captured that he wore it? It doesn't even look the same, looks more like a Cylon or something!

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Mask Question

    by CallMeX

    Why does it look like it was hand-crafted to perfectly match a dimented, cannibalistic, insane genius rather than a standard restraint mask? Oh, wait....

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Wait wait wait.....

    by CallMeX

    Hannibal learned to become a Samurai? What the hell!? Alright, so he gets revenge for his family, blah blah, whatever. Why the hell did he keep doing it, though? Did he just like the taste? Thomas Harris wrote this while watching the DVD of Batman Begins. In the next sequel/prequel, we're going to hear about how Hannibal ate the Joker.

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 8:13 p.m. CST

    How come no one has mentioned how good MANHUNTER is????

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    I guess I am. :^) Bryan Cox is the shit in this movie.

  • Nov. 10, 2006, 9:30 p.m. CST

    With Dakota Fanning as Clarice

    by Drath

    Let the anguished screams of terror begin!

  • Nov. 11, 2006, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Oh, by RED DRAGON, I mean the book (and Manhunter)

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Obviously. Obviously and only. And definitely not that piece of shit that Brett Rat forgot to flush.

  • Nov. 11, 2006, 9:22 a.m. CST

    This shit should have stopped with Silence Of The Lambs

    by Mr Incredible

    It's obvious.

  • Nov. 11, 2006, 11:16 a.m. CST

    At least it doesn't have the tag line

    by CTU Mole

    "Every legend has a beginning....". If I see that for one more prequel I'm going to punch my cat in the throat.