With Guardians of the Galaxy now the #1 film of 2014 at the U.S. box office, Vin Diesel seems ready to launch his next big franchise. While Vin Diesel might be best known for the Fast & Furious movies, he's been leveraging his success with that franchise to get another project off the ground.
On Friday, Vin Diesel posted a video of himself enjoying a very scenic ride. However, the camera kept panning down to a poster for Hannibal the Conqueror. Hannibal the Conqueror is about a Carthaginian general who led an army, complete with war elephants, across the Alps to attack Rome in the 3rd Century BC.
When posting the video, Vin Diesel also included the quote: "We will find a way, or we will make one." - General Barca
Back in July, Vin Diesel gave a pretty good indication to Comicbook.com that he had found a way to make Hannibal the Conqueror happen. Vin Diesel said, "When they wanted me to do Fast and Furious 7 in record breaking time, asking me to sign off on it before that was a script - there was no script and we were releasing Fast and Furious 6, they needed me to tell the exhibitors we'd give them a Fast and Furious 7 - all I could do except say 'No way, I'm not going to do it,' was to leverage something in terms of Hannibal. They guaranteed to distribute all three Hannibal movies, so things are moving forward there."
Could Hannibal the Conqueror be Vin Diesel's next big franchise?