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Lionsgate keeps Gary Ross as director and hires a writer for The Hunger Games sequel

01.16.2012

I've been only mildly interested in THE HUNGER GAMES film adaptation. Jennifer Lawrence is a huge draw for me, however, I feel like I'd have more of an attachment if I had actually read the original source material. Eventually I will check it out but I've gotta get through with Chuck Palahniuk's "The Damned" first.

As one of the most anticipated films of 2012, it's no surprise that Lionsgate quickly pounced on the sequel, CATCHING FIRE. Due to release on November 22, 2013, the sequel has finally locked a director and writer. Gary Ross will return to helm the project with Simon Beaufoy (127 HOURS, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) writing the script.

THE HUNGER GAMES won't be out until March 23, 2012 but I know several of you are looking forward to the release. I would give you the synopsis of CATCHING FIRE if I didn't think it would spoil it for those who, like myself have not read the series from Suzanne Collins.

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1:50PM on 01/17/2012
Let us know on MFC what you think of Damned. I still haven't made up my mind how I feel about it... it was a hell of a lot better than Tell All.
Let us know on MFC what you think of Damned. I still haven't made up my mind how I feel about it... it was a hell of a lot better than Tell All.
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9:52AM on 01/17/2012
I see so many people reading this book now its crazy. I read all three around this time last year when no one really knew about them. I'm willing to bet this far and away blows the first twilight films numbers out of the water as most people i know like this book far better and its more popular than twilight was when it first came out. Percy Jackson numbers? No way. Also i think Mockingjay will make a far better movie than book. The author had some trouble writing the action scenes in the
I see so many people reading this book now its crazy. I read all three around this time last year when no one really knew about them. I'm willing to bet this far and away blows the first twilight films numbers out of the water as most people i know like this book far better and its more popular than twilight was when it first came out. Percy Jackson numbers? No way. Also i think Mockingjay will make a far better movie than book. The author had some trouble writing the action scenes in the second half of it and I know Hollywood won't have trouble building on her vision.
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5:32AM on 01/17/2012
Some thing the stories decline but I think that is because they only become more "political" as they go on. I however really enjoy both sequel and think all three books have their high points.
Some thing the stories decline but I think that is because they only become more "political" as they go on. I however really enjoy both sequel and think all three books have their high points.
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3:37AM on 01/17/2012
Obviously this and Mockingjay are going to be turned into films (unless Hunger Games does abysmal, then don't count on seeing the sequels), but sadly their source material takes a steady decline as the trilogy goes on. So, unless they change a lot from the books, Catching Fire and Mockingjay are going to be terrible movies. I have hopes for Hunger Games though, since the book is pretty good and Jennifer Lawrence is an impressive actress. Despite my reluctance, I am looking forward to this.
Obviously this and Mockingjay are going to be turned into films (unless Hunger Games does abysmal, then don't count on seeing the sequels), but sadly their source material takes a steady decline as the trilogy goes on. So, unless they change a lot from the books, Catching Fire and Mockingjay are going to be terrible movies. I have hopes for Hunger Games though, since the book is pretty good and Jennifer Lawrence is an impressive actress. Despite my reluctance, I am looking forward to this.
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2:25AM on 01/17/2012
First off, I have to say that it was pretty cool of you Nikki not to mention the spoiler-ish synopsis...

Secondly, I have to say that i'm really not that excited for The Hunger Games. I'm not saying it's going to be bad or anything, it's just the trailer wasn't anything too special, along with the pictures... But I'm sure with the talent involved, it could very well be a solid film.

Lastly, Battle Royale look a like or not, does it really matter? I'm POSITIVE they'll be different movies
First off, I have to say that it was pretty cool of you Nikki not to mention the spoiler-ish synopsis...

Secondly, I have to say that i'm really not that excited for The Hunger Games. I'm not saying it's going to be bad or anything, it's just the trailer wasn't anything too special, along with the pictures... But I'm sure with the talent involved, it could very well be a solid film.

Lastly, Battle Royale look a like or not, does it really matter? I'm POSITIVE they'll be different movies at the end of the day
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12:37AM on 01/17/2012
Over Hyped and will make mehh once it's released. Percy Jackson-ish numbers.

Two words to make the fanboys cry, Battle Royale. Go ahead...
Over Hyped and will make mehh once it's released. Percy Jackson-ish numbers.

Two words to make the fanboys cry, Battle Royale. Go ahead...
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12:09AM on 01/17/2012

A very good series

Four members of my family have read The Hunger Games now and they all loved it. My wife has already reserved Catching Fire at the local library so she'll grab it when it comes available. Not sure how Gary Ross will do as a director but Simon Beaufoy is an excellent writer. Looking forward to this.
Four members of my family have read The Hunger Games now and they all loved it. My wife has already reserved Catching Fire at the local library so she'll grab it when it comes available. Not sure how Gary Ross will do as a director but Simon Beaufoy is an excellent writer. Looking forward to this.
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9:20PM on 01/16/2012
i've read the books and thought they were very enjoyable so this is good news
i've read the books and thought they were very enjoyable so this is good news
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8:56PM on 01/16/2012

Cool

I've never read the books, but this means that the studio must be impressed with what Ross has brought to the table. I love his work, too.
I've never read the books, but this means that the studio must be impressed with what Ross has brought to the table. I love his work, too.
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