Hannibal Pictures is a Los Angeles based company which specializes in international co-productions of English language motion pictures.
Founded in 1999 by Richard Rionda Del Castro, Chairman and CEO, Hannibal Pictures finances, produces and distributes three to six motion pictures per year with budgets between $3 to $20 million.
Hannibal Classics, founded in 2010 by Richard Rionda Del Castro and Patricia Rionda Del Castro, specializes in the production, financing and distribution of Feature Length Theatrical Motion Pictures with budgets starting at US$17 Million.
Production commences in summer 2017 on “Speed Kills,” the intense and exciting story of a power boating champion whose mysterious murder shocked the world in 1987. Academy Award ® nominee John Travolta heads an amazing cast, including Katheryn Winnick, Kellan Lutz, James Remar and Amaury Nolasco. John Luessenhop directs the action-packed film, set in sun-kissed Miami Beach.
Our most recent release is the heart-pounding, emotionally-charged WWII epic “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage,” starring Academy Award ® Winner Nicolas Cage and directed by Mario Van Peebles. The film tells the harrowing true story of the tragic last voyage of the USS Indianapolis, helmed by the heroic Captain Charles Butler McVay III (Nicolas Cage), who delivered the atomic bomb to Tinian Island in the Philippine Sea. Following completion of their secret mission, the USS Indianapolis set sail for Leyte, unescorted, in dangerous waters. Tragedy struck when a Japanese submarine spotted them and fired six torpedoes into the mighty ship, sinking the ship and sending a quarter of the crew to a watery grave in a matter of minutes. Because their mission had been kept top-secret, the remaining crewmen were left in the water for days without food or water, awaiting rescue as hungry sharks circled the waters picking off men one by one. Co-starring with Cage are James Remar, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter, Brian Presley, Cody Walker and many other talented actors.
The intense thriller “Vengeance: A Love Story,” stars Nicolas Cage and Don Johnson. Based on a bestselling novel by acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates, “Vengeance” is the gripping story of a woman’s search for justice after she is brutally attacked and left for dead in an abandoned boathouse. Her attackers hire a cunning and amoral defense attorney (Don Johnson), who casts doubt on her story, leading the arresting detective (Nicolas Cage) to take up her cause. His relentless pursuit of her attackers proves that there is a fine line between justice and vengeance.
Our slate of recent releases includes the action-thriller “Bus 657 a/k/a Heist” starring Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Dave Bautista. A down-on-his-luck casino dealer faces a crisis involving his sick daughter. Medical bills are piling up, and he cannot afford a life-saving medical procedure she desperately needs. He and a co-worker plan to rob their employer, but the robbery quickly goes awry, resulting in several casualties. He and his partner hijack a local commuter bus in a sloppy attempt to escape. But as the cops close in and their employer gives chase, it quickly becomes apparent that the hijacking isn’t as random as it appears.
Another recent release is the action-packed “I Am Wrath,” starring Academy Award ® Nominee John Travolta. Directed by Chuck Russell (“Eraser,” “The Mask”), “I Am Wrath” is a white-knuckle action thriller about a man’s search for justice. When his wife is callously murdered by street thugs, Stanley Hill (Travolta) expects the police to do their jobs. But somehow, the criminals go free, unleashing a side of Stanley that had long been suppressed. He soon discovers that his wife’s murder wasn’t at all random, and he will stop at nothing to avenge her death, no matter who he has to take down in the process.
“Tokarev” a/k/a “Rage” starring Academy Award ® Winner Nicolas Cage as a former criminal desperately searching for his daughter’s killers, was released in 2014. Also released in 2014 is the action-thriller “The Prince” starring Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Jason Patric and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
Our upcoming slate includes the epic disaster film “Tsunami L.A.,” our biggest movie yet. Also shooting in 2017 are the thrilling drug-war adventure “Red Squad,” and the slick action movie “Zander,” both starring Nicolas Cage.
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