““The way the finale of this season sets [things] up, we could do [a
movie] quickly or we could wait a couple of year,” Fuller told MTV News
during an interview at San Diego Comic-Con.
“It’s kind of a great opportunity to leave the series on NBC, and if
the door is still open for a feature, then let’s jump on that train.”
Fuller even has an idea for the film’s story, which would have firm
roots in the Thomas Harris source material “Hannibal” stems from.
“There’s actually a section in one of the novels that was the basis for
the arc of season four,” he said. “That could be condensed into a
shorter story and still be as powerful as a season. It’s something that
fans of the novels have clamored for, this story bit, and it hasn’t been
done in any of the adaptations.”