Although The Hunger Games won't be released until March 23, the Suzanne Collins trilogy is already poised to be a box office hit. With hundreds of screenings sold out and insiders predicting a $70 Million opening weekend, it's no surprise that fans are hungry for more.
That being said, followers will be happy to know that the script for the second movie, Catching Fire, is near complete.
Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy told E's Marc Malkin, "I just finished the first draft, literally a few days ago. I'm waiting to see what everyone thinks." Beaufoy working with Collins on script >> Posted 03.06.12 by reelz
Producers of the highly anticipated adaptation of The Hunger Games received good news this week. According to Deadline Hollywood, the movie is tracking extremely high with the moviegoing public. How high, you ask? Higher than Twilight high, apparently. After last week's report that Hunger Games broke pre-sales records for opening night, this high-tracking news might seem a bit "duh." But according to the Deadline article, at least one studio anticipates a $70+M weekend. That's enough to give any studio exec heart palpitations.
With 23% ‘First Choice’ and 54% ’Definite Interest,’ those are numbers every film studio can only dream about. One studio provided me with a guesstimate that the first film based on the Suzanne Collins bestselling books could open to $70+M — which would make this bigger than the Twilight debut. Read Suzanne Collins' Endorsement >> Posted 03.01.12 by reelz
Today, advance tickets are on sale for the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games. In case fans forget that the movie will open in IMAX as well, the studio has released a new banner poster that shows protagonist Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) taking aim with her bow and arrow. Lionsgate clearly hopes the movie is on target to be a massive hit so it can greenlight Hunger Games sequels.
The story is set in a dystopian future where "tributes" from the 12 districts are randomly selected to participate in The Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death. Elizabeth Banks, who plays District 12 escort Effie Trinket, told MTV that she was "excited to see the actual Games." She also admitted that the Reaping, the ceremony where Effie publicly selects tributes, was the most difficult scene to shoot. more about the Reaping + the two TV spots >> Posted 02.22.12 by Ryan
Lionsgate has put a lot of faith in The Hunger Games franchise. Before the first installment even released its first trailer, the studio had set a November 22, 2013 release date for the second installment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and recently admitting that they would be "disappointed if we didn’t make three or four movies."
With the first trailer for Hunger Games now online, Lionsgate is already moving forward with Catching Fire. Deadline reports that Academy Award–winning Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) has been hired to write the script for the second installment, which will be based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. The report claims that Hunger Games director Gary Ross was going to write the outline for Catching Fire but couldn't make it due to the post-production schedule for The Hunger Games. Reportedly, Ross will be back to helm the sequel. more about The Hunger Games >> Posted 11.17.11 by Ryan
Willow Shields plays Prim in The Hunger Games and has nothing but good things to say about the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins novel.
In a recent interview with Reelz, the young actress declared the movie to be "amazing" and "so exciting." Shields also said that she met an actress on set that she would like to emulate. The remarkably poised eleven-year-old describes co-star Jennifer Lawrence as an amazing actor and "a funny, great person," all things that Shields wants to be when she is older. With the ability to score coveted roles like Primrose Everdeen, and the fact that The Hunger Games is just the first in what is planned to be a four movie series, chances are good that this young actress could have the kind of success her co-star Lawrence has enjoyed. Watch the short interview >> Posted 10.26.11 by Mandy
The rumor mill has already started churning for the Hunger Games soundtrack. Fansite mockingjay.net got a tip that said Irish singer/songwriter Glen Hansard announced at a concert in Berlin that we would be contributing to the soundtrack for the first movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins' young adult series.
There hasn't been any confirmation or denial of this rumor yet, though Hansard's moody, stripped-down song style seems like it could be set behind Katniss' journey perfectly. Hansard is also no stranger to movies. He and his guitar starred in the music-heavy Once and he also appeared in 1991's The Commitments.
The Hunger Games hits theaters March 23, 2012. There is no official release date yet for the soundtrack, but we'll keep you updated. Posted 10.12.11 by Mandy
It's been awhile since we've seen anything new from The Hunger Games. The surprisingly early first sneak peek from the movie was released during the VMAs almost six weeks ago, with very little news following. Thanks to /Film we got a peek at five District posters from the flick.
The five pics certainly aren't as glitzy and flashy as the motion teaser poster Lionsgate released earlier this year, but if it's glitz you're looking for, you've probably come to wrong young adult series. These posters have a gritty, utilitarian feel that would surely fit right into the Panem landscape. Check out the district 12 poster >> Posted 10.05.11 by Mandy
The Hunger Games has sold more than a million copies and is available in 26 different languages — meaning, the odds are not in your favor to find a high schooler who hasn't read the book. Nonetheless, with September being National Literacy Month, Lionsgate and Scholastic are partnering to get more young people reading. Along with Scribd, the studio and publisher are releasing the first two chapters of Suzanne Collins' book.
Newcomers, and fans alike, can read and share the previously released first chapter along with the exclusively released second chapter of The Hunger Games using a new application built in partnership with Scribd, the world’s leading social reading platform. The app lets users read the chapters within Facebook, as well as share them with their friends on Scribd, Facebook, and Twitter. Read The Hunger Games, win a library >> Posted 09.01.11 by Chris
Back in May we got our first look at Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) when The Hunger Games heroine graced the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Now, thanks to the same magazine, we have our first look at the men from Hunger Games — Peeta and Gale, played by Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, respectively.
The issue, out Friday, also includes interviews with the two actors, where they talk about their characters. According to the article, director Gary Ross had to fight to cast Hutcherson.
And though the two actors play opposite corners of a love triangle (think Twilight's Bella/Edward/Jacob), apparently they have bonded while filming in North Carolina, says Hutcherson. Hutcherson brought Hemsworth along on a trip to Kentucky to visit with his family.
I think it’s going to blow people’s minds when they see that Peeta and Gale are actually best friends in real life.
Hope Lawrence didn't feel left out. So is it too early to start joining Team Peeta and Team Gale? Posted 07.27.11 by Chris
With a plot about 12 boys and girls who are chosen to participate in a fight-to-the-death battle with each other, The Hunger Games promises to be unlike anything moviegoers have seen before.
And now, we have a poster from The Hunger Games unlike any poster we've ever seen before.
The studio has released a motion, that's right a motion, teaser poster for the movie adaption of The Hunger Games, based on the young adult books by Suzanne Collins.
Fans of the book will immediately identify the symbol in the poster, the mockingjay, the pin Katniss Everdeen wears to the Hunger Games and the symbol that later goes on to become...well, fans of the book know.
The poster also has a countdown clock to the movie's March 23 premiere. The Hunger Games should get a lot of credit for a unique approach to a teaser trailer. While the poster doesn't show us what the movie will look like, it does give us a sense of the ambition behind the four-part movie series (like Harry Potter and Twilight, the last book in The Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, will be broken up into two movies). see the motion poster >> Posted 07.19.11 by Chris