Introduction: Thomas Harris
In the "Acknowledgments" of his 1999 book
Hannibal, Harris thanks the staff of the Carnegie Public Library in
Coahoma County, Mississippi for their research assistance.
Anthony Hopkins reprises the title character
for the 2001 film, which set opening box office sales for an R-rated film. On
display is the MGM/Universal Pictures pressbook.
Hopkins plays Lecter yet again in the 2002
remake Red Dragon which more closely follows Harris's book than had the
earlier Manhunter. Currently in the works is a film with the working
title Young Hannibal: Behind the Mask. Harris himself has written the
screenplay which is a prequel tracing Lecter's life from childhood through his
capture and imprisonment.