Work to start on Mockingjay Part 2 script with Part 1 done
Even though Catching Fire is still not done with the filming, Mockingjay Part 1 script is already done. Work is now beginning on Mockingjay Part 2 script.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Strong already had written the script for Mockingjay, Part 1 and had a deal to write the script for the second part. But it was always contingent on the studio liking and approving his draft for Part 1.
Now it’s all systems go for him to commence the new script.
Lionsgate is dividing the book into two parts, a la the finales for the Harry Potter and Twilight series
It’s unclear how the book is being split. The story kicks off after heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) escapes the fight-to-the-death Hunger Games and reluctantly agrees to lead the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the Capitol. She teams with close friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth) to bring down the brutal rulers.
Francis Lawrence, who is shooting first sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is expected to direct the movie while Nina Jacobson produces via her Color Force banner.
Wonder if they will make changes to Mockingjay Part One after the script for Part two is done… I have always thought that the script will be written as a whole, and the point to cut it will be decided later. Guess not!
The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-Ray are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.