Just watch this. It’s so sweet.
Just watch this. It’s so sweet.
The Hunger Games has already swept through movie theaters. Now it’s coming to Broadway!
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We didn’t think Josh Wedon could make us love him more. How wrong we were. Here’s what he had to say at a women’s rights event last night about what Hunger Game’s Katniss is doing for strong female characters in the film industry.
“I think they’ve been peripheral for a long time, and I think The Hunger Games is about to change that in a big way,” he told THR. “I really like it, it’s my kind of thing. And more important, I like what it’s doing, which is millions.”
Francis Lawrence, best known for his work in I Am Legend has been formally offered the role of director for Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire.
There were plenty of great contenders on the list like Miller and Inarritu, but in the end he fit the bill(and Lionsgate’s fall production schedule) the best. Water for Elephants was a great book to film adaptation. We’ve seen him work drama, action, and sci-fi. I think he’ll be a great fit.
Personally, the fact that he’s done work that I’ve enjoyed, including Constantine and I Am Legend, makes me feel good about this decision. He has experience with the genre. I just hope the fandom stays positive and realize this can take the franchise to new heights.
How do you feel about him?
Most fans were pleased when director Gary Ross made it clear anybody from the Twilight Saga wouldn’t be involved in his adaptation of The Hunger Games. But with Gary gone could the casting net end up being cast a little wider? Kellan Lutz, known for his role as Emmet in Twilight, made these remarks recently:
“I love the script, I love the movie, everything about it!” Lutz gushed to us last night at Us Weekly‘s Hot Hollywood bash at Greystone Manor in West Hollywood.
Lutz said he’s “always been” a fan of the franchise. “I got hooked reading all those books,” he said. “I remember before they ever started making a movie, I was like, “I would love to be a part of this!’”
Our question is who would he even play? Because he ain’t no Finnick.
(Source: E! Online)
According to sources (how reliable, we don't know yet) Lionsgate's shortlist for directors just got shorter. Rumor has it that it's come down to Bennett Miller and Francis Lawrence, with hope of a final decision by the end of the week. Check out the story from The Hollywood Reporter below.
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LA Times previously reported that David Cronenberg, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu are being eyed by Lionsgate to direct the Hunger Games sequel. Now we have a few more names to add to this “short list” of possible directors for Catching Fire. (Which if we keep adding names at this rate it won’t be a shortlist much longer)
Two names are now added to the potential list of Catching Fire directors. According to Playlist Bennet Miller and Francis Lawrence are being considered for the job, and that ’some conversations with them have already begun’.
Bennet Miller directed Moneyball and Capote. Francis Lawrence’ works include Constantine, I Am Legend and Water for Elephants.
Honestly our staff isn’t sure about Bennet Miller. I haven’t seen anything he’s directed so it’s difficult for me to form an opinion. Francis Lawrence on the other hand I love. He his my favorite name on the “short list” as of now. The style of I Am Legend would go perfectly with the dark indie feel that was set up in the first Hunger Games Film.
I just wish Lionsgate would make an official announcement so we can stop the wondering already.
We feel like proud parents! It’s rare that any film holds the top spot for more then one week. The Hunger Games has been holding on tight for four straight weeks. To commemorate this victory Lionsgate has aired a new TV spot, clearly proud of their little franchise that could. They we’re able to beat out giants like the Titanic and the Three Stooge. We can only hope that the odds stay in this films favor.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner deserves more love. It’s one of those stories that keeps you up at night just trying to finish it. Then when you do finish the book it stays in your head and burrows inside you’re brain, making sure you keep thinking over every plot twist. Not since the Hunger Games has a book kept me on the edge of chair. I’ve actually been blowing off some of my blogging duties just to finish the second book, Scorch Trials. If you need anymore convincing, check out this super intense book trailer.
I was lucky enough to be nominated by the lovely Beyond Imagination! This award is given to blogs said to brighten one’s day! It means a lot to me that I could make someone smile.
Here are the rules…
1. Include the award logo in your post & on your blog.
2. Answer 10 questions about yourself – You can make up your own or you can use mine.
3. Nominate 5 – 10 other wonderful bloggers.
4. Let the other nominees know they are nominated and include links to their blog.
5. Link the person who nominated you.
YOU CAN USE THIS OR EDIT THEN MAKE YOUR OWN QUESTION.
1. Last time you cried at a work of fiction?
I cry at fictional moments, but not my own life. It’s actually kind of sad. I saw the Hunger Games movie and was shocked at how many times I teared up, seeing as I already knew what was going to happen. I got choked up at the reaping, bawled my eyes out at Rue’s death, and had tears rolling down my cheeks during Cato’s little death speech.
2. What’s you’re favorite way to get books(store, e-reader, audiobook, ect)?
I know it’s bad for the enviornment, but there’s something gratifying about have a book in your hand and turning pages that are tearing because they’re so well loved.
3. What are your favorite movies?
I guess it depends on my mood really, but this is what’s been toping my list lately
4. Favorite TV Shows?
Now that the Legend of Korra is out I’m fangirling over Avatar: The Last Airbender Again.
Other then that I watch the Big Bang Theory, The Boondocks, and American Dad. And my guilty pleasure is watching Anthony Bourdain on the Travel Channel.
5. What is your happy food?
Tuna and noddles
6. Weirdest fangirl crush?
It’s a tie between Haymitch from the Hunger Games or Minho from the Maze Runner.
Please don’t ask why, even I don’t know.
7. Book series that you feel are under appreciated?
Truancy by Isamu Fukui. Seeing as the author wrote it when he was only fifteen he gets my upmost respect. The idea of an oppressive education system feels to me like a completely fresh take on the whole Young Adult dystopian genre that’s gotten so popular.
Also The Maze Runner by James Dashner. It has a lot of in your face action. I actually haven’t been this entranced by a series since the Hunger Games. And that’s no joke. I’m on the second one in the series and keep having to read it at inappropriate times(like at dinner with my family).
9. Hardback or Paperback?
Hardback, because my books are so well loved and pass through lots of hands. Hardbacks are less likely to get all torn up.
10. If you are to choose, British Accent or Australian?
Australian, it makes me think the person is full of adventure!
Here are my nominees