Hannibal to Conquer the Silver Screen

Action hero Vin Diesel plans to direct and star in a film trilogy based on the life of Carthaginian hero Hannibal.

Taking a page from Mel Gibson's book, Diesel hopes to film the epics in the Punic language. He says:

"Usually, you want to go all the way when the subject matter or topic speaks to you so much that you have these scenes playing out in your head all the time," said the 38-year-old, who wants to shoot the films in the ancient dead language of Punic. "That's usually a pretty good indication that you need to find a way to make it."