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Hugh Jackman may have found his next big-budget franchise, just as he prepares to sheathe those Wolverine claws for good. He’s reportedly looking to lead Francis Lawrence‘s adaptation of the epic Greek poem The Odyssey, envisioned as a multiple-film series for Lionsgate. More about the Hugh Jackman Odyssey casting after the jump.  Read More »

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Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 trailer

The fight against President Snow heats up in a new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and the rest of District 13 turn their weapons to The Capitol for the concluding chapter of this sci-fi sensation.

Watch the new trailer for The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 trailer after the jump! Read More »

francis lawrence hunger games

Now that the Hunger Games movies are just about done, director Francis Lawrence is making plans for post-Panem life. One project on his radar is Red Sparrow, a spy thriller that previously had Darren Aronofsky and then David Fincher circling. More about the Francis Lawrence Red Sparrow movie after the jump. Read More »

Mockingjay Part 2 Comic Con panel

After an hour of Bill Murray being a rock star in Hall H at Comic-Con in San Diego, things took a different turn when the Lionsgate panel began featuring The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

Four timpani drums were rolled out on the Hall H stage, and as the players banged the drums, a stream of additional drummers entered the hall through the crowd, hitting their instruments with vigor, getting louder and louder until suddenly it was time for a message from District 13. You can watch that viral teaser right here, but now it’s time to dig into the final Comic-Con panel for The Hunger Games franchise. It was a sweet, funny, and fond farewell to the young adult sci-fi adaptation with some brief teases of what’s to come in the finale.

Check out our recap of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Comic Con panel after the jump! Read More »

Mockingjay Part 2 trailer description

On Thursday, July 9th, Lionsgate stormed Hall H with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the final chapter in the young adult sci-fi franchise. Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson were on hand for the panel, but we’ll get to that in another post.

Instead, we’d like to call your attention first to a new viral teaser featuring the crimson clad Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) and a very coordinated white army. In addition, we’ll recap the full theatrical trailer for the end to the two-part finale. And considering this trailer won’t be released for a couple months, big fans of the franchise will probably want to read our description of the trailer.

Read The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 trailer description and see the viral teaser after the jump. Read More »

Hunger Games Mockingjay part 2 trailer header

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 trailer is here; it’s your first look at the finale of one of the biggest franchises out there. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) will finally storm the Capitol to right the wrongs done by President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and everyone else who has created a world where kids kill each other for entertainment.

Directed by Francis Lawrence, the highly anticipated sequel opens November 20. Check out the Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 trailer below. Read More »

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Lionsgate Odyssey

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 »

Francis Lawrence Odyssey

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 »

hunger games Mockingjay making of

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 »