08:36 18 May 2009
Sir Anthony Hopkins is to reprise his role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter for a new film in the hit franchise.
Universal confirmed the news and revealed that director Ridley Scott is also on board for the new project.
A Universal spokeswoman said: "As far as we know, this project is alive Anthony Hopkins and Ridley Scott are both very committed.
"We like what we've got, and the revised script is really, really good."
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Hopkins won a Best Actor Oscar for playing the psychotic cannibal, Hannibal, in 'The Silence of the Lambs'.
He also played him in the follow-up 'Hannibal' and prequel 'Red Dragon'.
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