The film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best selling novel, The Hungermade a ton of money at the box office – that is, $404.4 million domestically and $678.2 million worldwide.
The release dates for the next few films have been officially announced, and it turns out that Mockingjay, the last book in the trilogy, will be split into two movies a la Harry Potter and Twilight.
Catching Fire, the second novel in the trilogy, will be released on November 23, 2013. Mockingjay – Part 1 will be released on November 21, 2014 and Part 2 won’t be out until a year later on November 20, 2015.
Now, it’s rather strange that Lionsgate is waiting a year in between the two parts and fans will probably abreact to having to wait that long for a resolution. Given that they’ll most likely be filming everything all together, they probably don’t need a whole year to get all the post production done and polish the whole thing up. While it doesn’t make sense on that front, it does make sense in a financial perspective where making fans wait will only increase excitement when the film is finally released, and it also allows for more time to expand the fanbase in that year. So it could be either a very smart or a very annoying move by the studio… What do you guys think?
And, of course, the big question is where y’all think the split will happen in the film. Do you think there’s a natural split in the story?