In an unprecedented move, a movie studio has decided that an adaptation of a well-known story will be broken up into several movies, rather than done as a single film. That’s a joke, of course. The way things are now, it would be more surprising to hear of one film being developed.
In this case, the subject is The Odyssey, which The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson are developing for Lionsgate. Their work is based on the epic poem by Homer that we all studied, or pretended to study while using Ray Harryausen films as our real curriculum, in school. Read More »
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This fall, Lionsgate faces a horrifying thought: the end of The Hunger Games series, as Mockingjay – Part 2 opens in November. But the studio is making plans for something to follow that series, from the same people who worked on The Hunger Games. They’ve got a new adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey brewing, with Francis Lawrence set to direct the story of the ten-year journey home from the Trojan War undertaken by Greek hero Odysseus. Read More »
Why have you been seeing so much virtual ink on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1? Well, it’s currently available on Digital HD and the Blu-ray arrives on Friday, March 6. When the biggest movie of the year comes home, people are excited. And with that excitement, /Film is happy to exclusively debut a short clip from the two hour behind the scenes documentary included on that release. It’s called The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of Mockingjay Part 1 and features “never-before-seen interviews and on-set footage of the cast and crew, taking an in-depth look at the making of the film including the script adaptation, location scouting, set design including physically creating the hovercraft casting the new characters, and bringing District 13 to life.”
That last bit is the focus of our clip. It shows some of the incredible planning and preparation that went into building what is basically the film’s entire set – the underground fortress of District 13. Director Francis Lawrence explains how the planning was well under way while they were still shooting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and a bunch of the influences and research that went into the massive sets.
Below, watch our exclusive Hunger Games Mockingjay making of clip. Read More »
James Cameron has talked about making The Dive for many years. The film would follow the story of free diving couple Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre, and the record-setting attempt that claimed Mestre’s life. Back in 2012 Cameron fully backed away from The Dive as director, but he remains on as a producer and driving force for the film.
Now Francis Lawrence, director of three of the four Hunger Games movies, has signed on to direct his Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence in The Dive. Read More »
Note: This review was original published on November 10. We’ve bumped it up now that the film is in theaters.
It’s a shame The Hunger Games series gets filed into the “young adult” category. Sure, there’s some dystopian young romance in there, but with each subsequent film, the series proves it is about much more than unattainable love with sporadic action. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 takes the series to its furthest point from YA stereotypes yet.
However, what’s most interesting about this latest installment — the first part of a two-part finale — is just how different it is from the rest of the franchise. Is that a good thing? Below, read why The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 feels like a different franchise. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
Get the latest updates on several sequels that are definitely happening, one that definitely is not, and one more that could really go either way. After the jump:
- Bond 24 gets a polish from Edge of Tomorrow writer
- Seriously, Michael Bay is not directing Transformers 5
- Elijah Wood will not be in the next (and last) Hobbit movie
- Don’t hold your breath for a Titanic sequel, says James Cameron
- Guillermo del Toro says Pacific Rim 2 will have a script by spring
- Bob Odenkirk describes Better Call Saul as “a total drama”
- Noomi Rapace drops some hints about Prometheus 2
- Could there be more Hunger Games movies after Mockingjay?
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In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 things are looking like they’re going from bad to worse for Katniss. The character played by Jennifer Lawrence endured a second round of Games in the last film, but now she has to face the wrath of rulers in The Capitol who won’t stand for even a spark of rebellion to float through the grey haze they call society. And so preventative action has been taken, and in this new Mockingjay Part 1 teaser Katniss is forced to confront it.
Compared to the first trailer this is far more somber, and uses almost entirely new footage. Watch after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
Feel that chill in the air? That can only mean fall is here, and that in turn means another Hunger Games movie is just around the corner. Lest you forget, Lionsgate released another Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer today.
The latest installment in the dystopian saga picks up with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) shortly after the shocking events of the Quarter Quell. She finds herself in District 13, helping to lead the rebellion against the Capitol. Meanwhile, her pal Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) remains trapped under the watchful eye of President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Watch the Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
After the jump:
- The Star Trek 3 script is finally done, says Roberto Orci
- Read a test screening reaction to Mad Max: Fury Road
- Milla Jovovich‘s pregnancy delays Resident Evil 6
- Yes, that Twins sequel Triplets is still in development
- See Ron Paul in the Atlas Shrugged Part 3 trailer
- The two Mockingjay films will have “distinct stories”
- Rumor has it Halloween: The Next Chapter is coming
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