Which Hit Movies Later Became TV Shows?

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The new NBC series 'Hannibal' is already earning a great deal of solid buzz. Drawing inspiration from the story that provided the basis for the Academy Award-winning thriller 'The Silence of the Lambs' and gave the world one of cinema's greatest anti-heroes in Hannibal Lecter.

'Hannibal' is far from the first TV spin-off of a hit movie, but it's aiming to be one of the very few that actually live up to the source material. With series creator Bryan Fuller having a seven-season arc outlined, the fantastic Mads Mikkelsen ('Casino Royale') as Hannibal Lecter and Hugh Dancy as FBI Agent Will Graham, the pieces are in place for something special (and terrifying) with 'Hannibal.'