What has been rumored for more than a year is now official: Lionsgate will split “Mockingjay,” the final book in Suzanne Collins’ best-selling “Hunger Games” trilogy, into two films, the studio announced on Tuesday. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” will arrive in theaters on Nov. 21, 2014; “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” hits screens on Nov. 20, 2015.
“Catching Fire,” the second book in the “Games” trilogy, is scheduled to start shooting soon in preparation for its Nov. 22, 2013 release. Francis Lawrence directs, with Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson and Lenny Kravitz set to star.
Sources: Deadline, Huffington Post, Lionsgate
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By the way, there is also an information that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released via IMAX on November 23rd. Director Francis Lawrence will make use of IMAX cameras in filming portions of the second installment of the franchise.
The blockbuster film?s upcoming sequel now has a slightly tweaked title. Lionsgate will officially name the second movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire rather than just Catching Fire, the title of Suzanne Collins? second dystopian YA novel.
The studio?s strategy echoes the one Summit Entertainment has used for its Twilight films; while the first was simply called Twilight, subsequent titles are all prefaced with The Twilight Saga and a colon. This tweaked title should also set straight moviegoers who have been anticipating a Lionsgate adaptation of Kay Nolte Smith?s 1982 mystery novel.
In his recent interview in “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”, “The Hunger Games” star Josh Hutcherson (aka Peeta Mellark) admits that he is extremally excited about filming “Catching Fire”. During his conversation with Ryan Seacrest he also mentioned his co-star, Jennifer Lawrence and revealed that they haven?t even talked about the opening of “The Hunger Games”. Turn on the following video to find out what he had to say about the film!
Have You Talked To Jennifer [Lawrence] or Liam [Hemsworth] Since The Opening?
Yeah, but we haven?t even talked about the opening. I text with Jennifer about basketball because she?s a Louisville fan and I?m a U.K. fan. The only really conversation we?ve had was about The Final Four at this point. It?s one of those things where we all know what?s up with the movie. So let?s talk about other things.