Things are heating up as we approach the November 21st premiere date for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Over the weekend a new teaser hit the Internet and the second trailer is scheduled to pop later today around noon. How far into Suzanne Collins third book will director Francis Lawrence take us in Part 1?
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One production has cranked up the old media machine and released a series of District propaganda posters that were quickly followed by a few choice words from Panem’s President Snow (Donald Sutherland) with District 12 Tribute Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) standing quietly beside. Find out what Snow had to say below. (more…)
The Hunger Games lit a spark, but its sequel Catching Fire is what will set the world ablaze. Performing better than any sequel in recent memory, Catching Fire gives audiences exactly what they want: bigger, better, and more. Director Francis Lawrence isn’t looking to reinvent the wheel with this movie, but it’s obvious special attention was paid to resolve the gripes made about The Hunger Games. The cast, Jennifer Lawrence in particular, all give exceptionally strong performances, clearly having grown more comfortable in their roles. Sequels are meant to satisfy our burning need for more of what we loved the first time around, and sometimes setup forthcoming sequels; Catching Fire does this all, and then some. (more…)
The first television spot for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has hit the Internet and it’s got all the bells and whistles you’d expect, action, angst, and Atlas (Coldplay’s new song). (more…)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Director Francis Lawrence, is eying Julianne Moore for the role of District 13 leader, Alma Coin. The negotiations are still in the early stages, but Moore would be a fantastic addition to the already stellar cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, and Lenny Kravitz.
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The first teaser trailer for Francis Lawrence‘s follow-up to last years summer blockbuster The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has hit the Internet. The first film left our heroes victorious in the 74th Hunger Games, but the social unrest is reaching a boiling point in the 12 districts.
President Snow is not pleased, and he has a plan to crush the rebellious tendencies of the districts, the Quarter Quell. Gather up all the past champions and send them into the Hunger Games Arena once more.
The surviving cast members have returned to reprise their respective roles. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, and Willow Shields are all back, with the affition of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Meta Golding, Amanda Plummer and Jeffrey Wright.
Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE opens on November 22, 2013.
As a nice tie-in with the opening events of The Hunger Games‘ sequel, Catching Fire, which feature the winners of the 74th Hunger Games parading through the districts on a victory tour, Lionsgate have released these victory portraits of Elizabeth Banks’ Effie Trinket, Stanley Tucci’s Caesar Flickerman, Woody Harrelson‘s Haymitch Abernathy, Lenny Kravitz’s Cinna, and of course, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.
UPDATE! The Hob has unveiled the portrait of Beetee (Jeffrey Wright).
UPDATE #2! Moviefone shared the portrait of Johanna (Jena Malone).
UPDATE #3! ET Online has finally released two of the most eagerly awaited portraits, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth).
UPDATE #4! Ladies and gentlemen, the latest portrait has been released via MTV and it’s sure to have fans everywhere swooning, Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin).
UPDATE #5! Another portrait hits the web via Yahoo! Movies, this one of President Snow (Donald Sutherland),
I think they’re stunning, what do you think? And is that Katniss’ Mockingjay dress or another?
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
Directed by Francis Lawrence and also starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, and Sam Claflin.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22nd, 2013.
We’ll update as more portraits are released!
Source: Geek Tyrant
Lionsgate has released a (slightly) spiffy animated poster for it’s Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. It was unlocked by HG fans on Facebook. Apparently, if you creep FB long enough, you get an animated logo for a teaser of a teaser of a trailer of a trailer…
OMG guys, it’s a logo, let’s check it out right fucking now!
Already breaking records and taking names, The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling young adult novel, is playing the box office game like a career tribute, and if you’ve got that reference then you’ve probably already been to theatre and/or have your ticket to go sometime this weekend.
The Hunger Games is a literary phenomenon on par with, though not yet as successful as, Harry Potter and Twilight. Still, Hunger has captured a lot of imaginations because of its quick-witted, independent hero Katniss Everdeen, and for testing the boundaries of youth fiction by portraying, quite honestly, the brutality and savagery of the world it takes place in. The film carries over some of that, but being a Hollywood film, a lot of the raw edges of the story are smoothed out to a degree.
For the benefit of fans of all stripes, I’ve decided to split this review for those who haven’t read the book, and for those of you that have. If you haven’t read the book, I’ll tell you when to stop reading because we’ll be then getting in to spoiler territory. (more…)