Trailer from the 2002 Hannibal Lecter film "Red Dragon", starring Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fienns, and Philip Seymore Hoffman.
Special Agent Will Graham is called out of retirment by the FBI to assist in capturing a killer who calls himself "The Great Red Dragon". After failing to solve the case, Graham knows he must face his deepest fear and consult the man who attempted to kill him several years earlier: Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the brilliant, caged monster who was famous for his horrific crimes of cannibalism. Lecter seems willing to assist Graham with the case, however, the vengeful genius has more sinister plans in store for the seasoned agent.
Based off of the first terrifying novel by Thomas Harris: See Hannibal Lecter as he was introduced in the series!
*A movie called "Manhunter" was released in 1986, starring William Petersen (Gil Grissom: CSI), and Brian Cox (Mr. Striker, X Men 2) that was based off of the Red Dragon book. Petersen played Will Graham in the movie, while Cox played Hannibal "Lecktor".
*While filming this movie, Hopkins was channel surfing one day and came upon Silence of the Lambs on AMC. He then realized that he had used a different voice for Silence of the Lambs then he was using for filming during this movie. He stated in an interview that he was praying that no one would notice it ^.^' (Fans did, of course)
*Hopkins has stated that this Lecter is his favorite one out of the three that he's done.
*Hopkins wasn't sure if he wanted to do Lecter for this movie. He'd had enough of the character by HANNIBAL, which was released a year earlier.
*The same guy that designs the tattoos in the TV show Prison Break designed the massive tatoo that the killer has on his back in this movie.
*Hopkins had to lose 25 lbs for this movie, and for part of Hopkins' appearence, the original plan was to digitally de-age him so he would look younger than his Silence of the Lambs counterpart. This plan was discarded for unknown reasons, but most people have stated it was a budget issue.