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Photo: MTV Interview With Wes Bentley To Be Released Tomorrow

MTV’s Josh Horowitz revealed this behind the scene photo of his interview with Wes Bentley on his Facebook page who will be playing 74th Hunger Games Head Gamemaker, Seneca Crane, in ‘The Hunger Games’ movie.

Josh Horowitz also disclosed the interview will be “coming tomorrow” and that they will be talking about the beard we all love a lot via Twitter. We are certainly looking forward to the interview!

‘The Hunger Games’ will be released in Singapore on 22 March 2012.

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Video: Wes Bentley Talks About Playing Seneca Crane

We haven’t seen a lot of interviews with Wes Bentley regarding him playing Seneca Crane in ‘The Hunger Games’ so we were certainly delighted to see a short video interview with Wes Bentley from TheSevenSees.com.

Wes Bentley seemed to be growing out that eye catching beard Seneca Crane sports in ‘The Hunger Games’.

Wes Bentley as Seneca Crane in 'The Hunger Games'

Are you sad to see the beard go?

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‘The Hunger Games’ Teaser Poster, Motion Poster, Countdown Widget And Official Website

This is yet another of our catching up post since these notable revelations had happened before Hunger Games Singapore is 100% on the track.

First of all, if you haven’t check out ‘The Hunger Games’ official movie website yet, you should totally do so now!

The Hunger Games Countdown Widget
Unfortunately, WordPress does not allows embedding of flash items so to get the code for this widget can be found at ‘The Hunger Games’ official movie website.

The Hunger Games Motion Poster
Unfortunately, WordPress does not allows embedding of flash items so to get the code for the motion poster can be found at ‘The Hunger Games’ official movie website. You can also see the motion poster in action at Yahoo! Movies where it first debuted on July 19, 2011.

A day after The Hunger Games motion poster made its debut, Lionsgate released the first ever official teaser poster on their official The Hunger Games movie Facebook page.

Check it out after the jump!

The Hunger Games Official Teaser Movie Poster

You should really click on that cool teaser poster above for the full sized version so you can ogle at it. It’s huge!

That’s the end of this catching up article! If you haven’t watch the first official The Hunger Games teaser trailer yet, you should totally go ahead and check it out here!

-Vanora(Admin)

Lionsgate Press Release Confirms Principal Photography For “The Hunger Games” Has Ended

Lionsgate has officially confirmed filming for “The Hunger Games” has ended through a press release via Lionsgate™ Publicity website.

Part of the official press release is as below.

THE HUNGER GAMES IS A WRAP

Close Of Principal Photography Confirmed

SANTA MONICA, CA (September 15, 2011) – LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, today announced the close of principal photography on the highly anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ runaway bestselling novel The Hunger Games.   Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES on March 23, 2012.  The film is the first in a series that Lionsgate is making based on the book trilogy that has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Filmed entirely in North Carolina, the locations spanned from a dense forest in which the arena that hosts the games themselves was created to a town that stood in for Katniss’ home, District 12, to a sound stage that was the platform for the fantastical sights and sounds of The Capitol, the futuristic capital city of the nation of Panem.  Principal photography on the 84 day production began on May 23rd.

The film pairs Oscar® nominee Jennifer Lawrence (WINTER’S BONE, X-MEN FIRST CLASS) with Josh Hutcherson (THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT) and Liam Hemsworth (THE LAST SONG) in the key young adult roles.  Rounding out the cast is a who’s who of acclaimed adult actors: Oscar® nominee Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Oscar® nominee Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley and Toby Jones.

“It has been an absolute thrill watching THE HUNGER GAMES, a project that has truly become part of Lionsgate’s DNA since our acquisition of the book in 2009, come to life.  What I observed on set was impressive on every level, and reinforced my confidence that we have assembled precisely the right team to bring Suzanne Collins’ brilliant novel to the big screen,” said Joe Drake, Lionsgate’s co-COO and Motion Picture Group President.

Although the intensely anticipated sets were closed to press and visitors, Lionsgate and the filmmakers were able to reach out and touch the incredibly eager fans several times during the production process.

Lionsgate debuted the central cast trio through two Entertainment Weekly covers, featuring Jennifer Lawrence in character as Katniss and Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in character as Peeta and Gale.  It marked the first time that a studio has revealed a principal cast of film characters on sequential national magazine covers.

Winners of “The Ultimate Hunger Games Fan Sweeps,” a global contest where fans entered to win the opportunity to be flown to the set of THE HUNGER GAMES, was the one exception to the film’s closed set policy.  In mid August, five winners from around the world and their guests got a glimpse of the sets, observed the filming of a scene and met the cast.

A heavily promoted first look at footage from the film debuted on MTV’s 2011 Video Music Awards on August 28th.  The show attracted MTV’s biggest audience in the network’s history with a record-breaking 12.4 million total viewers.

About THE HUNGER GAMES

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games.  Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy.  If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 12 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES on March 23, 2012.

Of course this does not means Lionsgate will stop with the production of “The Hunger Games”. They will no doubt move on with the post-production which involves many long and tedious hours of editing the clips and sounds, making and adding CGI, creating and incorporating the music etc.

However, it also means we are yet again one step closer to the completion of “The Hunger Games”!

-Vanora(Admin)

The Hunger Games Related Books To Watch Out For

With the release of “Mockingjay”, the last book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy, on August 24, 2010, many fans are no doubt  hoping for perhaps another book to the trilogy or something new The Hunger Games  related while we wait for “The Hunger Games” to arrive in theatres and cinemas alike in March 12, 2012. Though it seemed highly unlikely for another book to “The Hunger Games” trilogy as Suzanne Collins seems to be pretty adamant “M0ckingjay” will be the last book with the very final feeling in the ending, there’s hope for new materials about “The Hunger Games” trilogy after all!

In a press release back in June 16, 2011, Scholastic has announced four “The Hunger Games” books to be released.

The Hunger Games Collector’s Edition ($30, November 2011, ISBN: 978-0-545-40577-5) will be published in November 2011 and will include a special slipcase featuring exclusive new mockingjay artwork. The three movie tie-in titles include The Hunger Games: Movie Tie-In Edition ($12.99, February 2012, ISBN: 978-0-545-42511-7), The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion ($18.99, February 2012, ISBN: 978-0-545-42290-1) and The World of The Hunger Games ($17.99, February 2012; ISBN: 978-0-545-42512-4), all to be published in February 2012 in advance of the much-anticipated March 2012 feature film release.

On August 18th, 2011, a Tracy van Straaten from VP of Trade Publicity revealed “The Hunger Games Collector’s Edition” cover as well as what it will contain on Scholastic Inc. official blog.

The Hunger Games Collector’s Edition

The Hunger Games Collector’s Edition (November 2011, $30) by Suzanne Collins will feature an elegant foil slipcase featuring all-new Mockingjay artwork, the bestselling original novel with a cloth cover, foil stamping, and deckled edges.

Will you be getting it? Leave a comment below to tell us!

As for now, no other information are given about “The Hunger Games: Movie Tie-In Edition”, “The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion” and “The World of The Hunger Games”. Is it just me or does “The World of The Hunger Games” sounds like a possible encyclopedia about The Hunger Games world? Perhaps more background story or details on Panem? I guess only time will tell.

Meanwhile, as “The Hunger Games” trilogy is getting popular with the buzz and anticipation for “The Hunger Games” movie increasing, unauthorized books related to “The Hunger Games” trilogy are on the rise.

The first would be “The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy” edited by Leah Wilson. There are 13 articles in total and the contributors are Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino, Sarah Rees Brennan, Terri Clark, Bree Despain, Adrienne Kress, Cara Lockwood, Elizabeth M. Rees, Carrie Ryan, Ned Vizzini, Lili Wilkinson, Blythe Woolston and Sarah Darer Littman.

The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy

Katniss Everdeen’s adventures may have come to an end, but her story continues to blaze in the hearts of millions worldwide.

In The Girl Who Was on Fire, thirteen YA authors take you back to Panem with moving, dark, and funny pieces on Katniss, the Games, Gale and Peeta, reality TV, survival, and more. From the trilogy’s darker themes of violence and social control to fashion and weaponry, the collection’s exploration of the Hunger Games reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, protagonist Katniss’ world really is.

• How does the way the Games affect the brain explain Haymitch’s drinking, Annie’s distraction, and Wiress’ speech problems?
• What does the rebellion have in common with the War on Terror?
• Why isn’t the answer to “Peeta or Gale?” as interesting as the question itself?
• What should Panem have learned from the fates of other hedonistic societies throughout history—and what can we?

The Girl Who Was On Fire covers all three books in the Hunger Games trilogy.

“The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy” edited by Leah Wilson was released on April 5, 2011 and you can already find it in local bookstores such as Kinokuniya and Borders.

Another unauthorized book would be “The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series” by Lois H. Gresh.

The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series

The ultimate companion guide to the blockbuster Hunger Games trilogy

For all those who adore Katniss and Peeta, and can’t get enough, this companion guide to the wildly popular Hunger Games series is a must-read and a terrific gift.

Go deeper into the post-apocalyptic world created by Suzanne Collins than you ever thought possible—an alternative future where boys and girls are chosen from twelve districts to compete in “The Hunger Games,” a televised fight-to-the-death. When sixteen-year-old Katniss learns that her little sister has been chosen, Kat steps up to fight in her place—and the games begin. This unauthorized guide takes the reader behind the stage.

The Hunger Games Companion includes fascinating background facts about the action in all three books, a revealing biography of the author, and amazing insights into the series’ main themes and features–from the nature of evil, to weaponry and rebellions, to surviving the end of the world. It’s everything fans have been hungering for since the very first book!

This book is not authorized by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic Press or anyone involved in the Hunger Games movie.

“The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series” by Lois H. Gresh is scheduled to be release on November 8, 2011.

If you are a fan of food, then you will certainly be interested in this unauthorized book. “The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook: From Lamb Stew to “Groosling” – More than 150 Recipes Inspired by The Hunger Games Trilogy by Emily Ansara Baines is scheduled to be release on December 1, 2011.

The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook

Expect to see more “The Hunger Games” trilogy related unauthorized books in the future as “The Hunger Games” movie gains more popularity and awareness around the world.

Meanwhile, if you do happen to spot anything in Singapore that reminds you of The Hunger Games trilogy, do take a photo and send it to us at HungerGamesSingapore@gmail.com! Do remember to include your name and where you had spotted it! We will post it on our SEEN IN SINGAPORE : The Hunger Games Edition segment. If you have missed our very first post in this segment, don’t forget to check it out here!

-Vanora(Admin)

Elizabeth Banks Has Finished Filming For The Hunger Games

Tributes Tweet Goodbye (Image With Credit To TheHob.Org)

Prior to actors and actresses who are portraying Tributes from respective districts in The Hunger Games movie tweeting their goodbyes and thanks, Elizabeth Banks, who is playing Effie Trinket, has also tweeted that she has filming for The Hunger Games has ended for her via Twitter.

Elizabeth Banks Finished Filming For The Hunger Games

With Elizabeth Banks done with filming for The Hunger Games, I supposed it will be not long before The Hunger Games heads into post-production.

-Vanora (Admin)

TheCapitol.PN: Hunger Games Viral Site By Lionsgate Is Now Live!

While fans are buzzing about “The Hunger Games” teaser trailer that was released on Monday, Lionsgate is certainly stepping out their promotion for “The Hunger Games” movie by attaching the hash tag “#WHATSMYDISTRICT” to the end of “The Hunger Games” teaser trailer as shown below.

#WHATSMYDISTRICT

Of course, this has gotten some people wondering. Down With The Capitol staff tweeted the hash tag on Twitter and received response from the Twitter account @TheCapitolPN requesting for them to identify themselves and revealed the link http://thecapitol.pn. Initially, http://thecapitol.pn only displayed the blurred moving image as shown below, along with static and random beeping noise. It will ask  you to identify yourself, which you could do so via Twitter. After that, it will send out a tweet using your Twitter account with the following content:

The Capitol knows who I am. Identify yourself immediately: http://thecapitol.pn #whatsmydistrict

Screenshot taken by http://hungergamesdwtc.net

As time passed by, the moving image slowly gets less blurred and the Capitol seal is revealed today.

Capitol Seal

Click on the Capitol Seal to enter. The Capitol Seal will sink in and rotate before you are entered into the website where you can register by connecting to either your Twitter or Facebook account and also entering your email.

Inside the Capitol.PN Site

You should have your sound on as you are entered into the Capitol website for better experience.

Have fun and may the odds be ever in your favour!

Official “The Hunger Games” Teaser Trailer

After much teasing from MTV, the first ever “The Hunger Games” teaser trailer made its debut on MTV VMA 2011 on August 29 SGT. In case you had missed it (or if you just want to re-watch it again), Lionsgate has uploaded it on YouTube so check out the video in full HD after the jump!

What do you think of it? Please remember this is only a teaser trailer and its job is to well, to tease people.  Now that teaser trailer is released, the countdown for full trailer begins. When do you think the full trailer will be released?

Andrew Sims over at hypable.com has a theory about how “The Hunger Games” full trailer might be attached to “Abduction”, which features Twilight star Taylor Lautner will be released in US on September 23, 2011 and in Singapore on September 22, 2011. Considering Gary Ross has confirmed they are aiming for a PG-13 rating for “The Hunger Games” movie in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, “The Hunger Games” will be targeting at the same age demographics as “Twilight” because this is the market that made “The Hunger Games” trilogy the success it is now. Of course, this is all guessing games and rumors for now until we hear an official word from Lionsgate.

Meanwhile, Hollywood Crush has compiled  a ‘Hunger Games’ Trailer: 5 Must-See Scenes:

1. The Reaping
Sure, it’s not the most exciting or sexiest moment of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy (and we’ve already gotten a small taste thanks to that production still featuring Liam Hemsworth), but there’s no denying this pivotal moment sets the stage for everything that follows. Context. Context. Context.

Do check out the article at Hollywood Crush to see what’s their next 4 must-see scenes and their explanations for it!

Last but not least, did you catch Rue’s four note whistle at the end of the teaser trailer above? It sounds so hauntingly beautiful doesn’t it? Would you like to have it? Lionsgate has included the six seconds audio “Mockingjay Call” for free download on Facebook here. It’s perfect as a SMS ring tone!

Do check it out and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!

-Vanora (Admin)

Hunger Games Sneak Peek from MTV

On Monday, 9AM SGT, the first Hunger Games Teaser Trailer will be released during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

Today, a promotional clip just surfaced on Tumblr via CountryRoadTake-MeHome.

Are you all pumped up for Monday? I am!

Don’t worry if you missed it, I’ll be tweeting or posting about it during the event!

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-Trish (Admin)

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