Sure, Vin Diesel keeps telling us we're going to see his Hannibal movie really, really soon (I think it's safe to say that reports of it being in the can are wildly overstated). But, really, no one's going to believe him until a)there's a studio attached to pay for the thing, and b)there's some distribution. And, since he's zero for two so far, he's the only one who's counting those chickens. Thanks to BET, however, Diesel and Hannibal are actually confirmed -- for the small screen.

In one of the most unexpected -- and possibly coolest, depending on who ends up doing the animation -- bits of news to come out of ComicCon, it was revealed that Diesel has signed a deal with BET to create an animated series called Hannibal the Conqueror, which "will span the life of Hannibal, from his tutelage as a warrior under his father, Hamilcar Barca, to his scaling of the Alps with an army of elephants, and his invasion of Italy." Diesel will be the voice of Hannibal and is also producing the series through his One Race Prods.,; the first six episodes will air next year in prime-time.
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