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.
Bennett Miller, who directedMoneyball, has met with Lionsgate to helm the sequel toThe Hunger Games, the adaptation of the Suzanne Collins best-seller, as hasFrancis Lawrence, the director best known for theWill Smith sci-fi action movieI Am Legend.
Their names surfaced in the last 24 hours and were reported byThe Playlist and the Los Angeles Times as the…
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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.