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VIDEO: Watch The Final The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer Now!

It has been a wet and gloomy Monday. There’s four more days to go before weekend is here. Before you surrender yourself to the gloom and doom, take a look at the calendar again.

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We are around THREE weeks away from 21 November 2013, the day when ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ will land in Singapore in IMAX and Digital format.

To celebrate this occasion, Lionsgate has released the final trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’.

Don’t forget to visit The Hunger Games Explorer to see what’s coming up next…

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released in Singapore on 21 November 2013.

Tickets for The Hunger Games & The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, as well as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Midnight Screening are available for purchase at Cathay Cineplexes here.

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LIONSGATE PRESS RELEASE: 100 Days Till ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Release

If you’ve been with us since the start of ‘The Hunger Games’ casting journey, you will not be unfamiliar with 100 days countdown till theatrical release that Lionsgate has done for ‘The Hunger Games’ movie.

With today’s announcement of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ world première to be held in London, the countdown has started.

The Hunger Games Catching Fire World Premiere London 11 November 2013

We are now left with 100 days till the release of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ in USA.

Keep your eyes peeled on our site as we are sure many exciting news are bound to head our way as we countdown till the release of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’!

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is scheduled for release on 21 November 2013 in Singapore.

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Full press release below:

LIONSGATE TO UNVEIL THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE WITH WORLD PREMIERE IN LONDON ON NOVEMBER 11, 2013

Announcement Starts 100-Day Countdown to Film’s Release

in Theatres Around The World on November 22

 

Santa Monica, CA and London, UK August 13, 2013 – With 100 days and counting until the November 22worldwide launch of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second installment of Lionsgate’s global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Company announced today that it will host a Catching Fire world premiere in London on November 11.

Catching Fire will open day-and-date with its domestic release in nearly every major international territory.  The first Hunger Games film was the 13th highest-grossing North American release of all time on its way to generating nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire stars Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence alongside Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone and Jeffrey Wright, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.

The film begins as Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Hutcherson). Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow (Sutherland) prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games, The Quarter Quell – a competition that could change Panem forever.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence, from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Michael DeBruyn, based upon the novel “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins and produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik.

The Hunger Games Adventure is now available on iPhone!

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With the new update of The Hunger Games Adventure, there isn’t only the new content available (which includes a sneak peak at District 1), but also the ability to play on the iPhone. 

The full press release

Funtactix and Lionsgate Release The Hunger Games Adventures for iPhone

 

Major update for the official adventure game ofLionsgate’s The Hunger Games is now available on the App Store. Join millions of other fans and explore Panem alongside your favorite characters for the first time ever on iPhone.

Los Angeles, CA  February 7, 2013 –Lionsgate and Funtactix, a worldwide developer and publisher of mobile and social games, today announced the launch of a major update to their hit mobile game The Hunger Games Adventures. The game is available now for iPad (2+) and iPhone (4+) on the App Store at http://bit.ly/THG-Adventures.

The Hunger Games Adventures version 2.0 is a major update to all aspects of the mobile version of the game and marks the first availability of the game for iPhone. The Hunger Games Adventures was rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of the latest Apple devices including stunning Retina graphics, Game Center support with achievements and improved touch controls. In addition to these major feature updates, the new version gives players hours of new official Hunger Games story-based content as a lead in to the release of the second film in the series, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in theaters November 22, 2013.

 

“Since the initial launch of The Hunger Games Adventures on Facebook in March we’ve made it our mission to give fans ofThe Hunger Games the ultimate fan experience.” said Sam Glassenberg, CEO of Funtactix.  “This update will allow a new set of fans to step into a beautifully rendered version of the game and dive deeper into the world of Panem.”

“This is going to be a tremendous year for The Hunger Games fans.” said Danielle De Palma, SVP Digital Marketing at Lionsgate.  “The Hunger Games Adventures is a great way for fans to interact with new elements of the Hunger Games universe building up to the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in November.”

Over 100 new quests have been added to the game, including an exclusive new storyline that gives players a sneak peek at District 1. For the first time, the official map of Panem is revealed. Unlock the secrets of The Hunger Games universe and explore areas never before revealed.

For more information about The Hunger Games Adventures, please visitwww.TheHungerGamesAdventures.com.

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.

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OFFICIAL: Lionsgate Reveals Remaining “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Tributes

Lionsgate revealed the rest of remaining actors who will play 75th Hunger Games Tributes in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”.

 

The remaining tributes are:

District 5 Tribute Boy – James Logan

District 5 Tribute Girl – Ivette Li-Sanchez

District 6 Tribute Boy – Justin Hix

District 6 Tribute Girl – Megan Hayes

District 7 Boy, Blight – Bobby Jordan

District 8 Boy, Woof – John Casino

District 8 Girl, Cecelia – Elena Sanchez

District 9 Tribute Boy – Daniel Bernhardt

District 9 Tribute Girl – Marian Green

District 10 Tribute Boy – Jackson Spidell

District 10 Tribute Girl – Tiffany Waxler

Visit http://www.catchingfirecasting.com/ to see the new additions as well as the previously announced actors in detail.

What do you think of the new additions?

The Hunger Games, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and DVD and Blu-Ray are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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PHOTOS: Donald Sutherland As President Snow On “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Set

Following previous set of paparazzi photos showing cast of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on set, photos of Donald Sutherland as President Snow on set appeared online.

In the photos, Donald Sutherland was wearing a suit and a coat. In some photos, he was standing on a podium as well.

Many guessed *CATCHING FIRE MAJOR SPOILER ALERT* they might be filming the scene where President Snow announced Tributes for 75th Hunger Games, also known as Quarter Quell, will be reaped from Victors of previous Hunger Games.

Check out the photos below!

The Hunger Games, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and DVD and Blu-Ray are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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PHOTOS: First Look Of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Cast On Set

Remember we posted that principal photography has started for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” a couple days ago?

While we usually don’t approve of posting paparazzi photos on Hunger Games Singapore, we are breaking the rule this time round for they will give us a glimpse of what “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” cast will look like in the movie.

It’s great to see Jennifer Lawrence in her Katniss Everdeen brunette hair and braid again.

In the picture below, Jennifer Lawrence is hurrying on set while The Hob‘s follower @Madinalala spotted “The Idiom” signboard placed in the car, confirming that the working title for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is indeed “The Idiom”. You might remember that the working title for “The Hunger Games” was “Artemis”.

In this photo below, sharp eyed @Madinalala has spotted the trailer door has “Katniss” and “Peeta” written on it.

For more photos of Jennifer Lawrence on set, visit CELEBUZZ.

Meanwhile, Josh Hutcherson who will reprise his role as Peeta Mellark in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is back to blonde.

Sam Claflin who will be playing the highly adored District 4 ‘s 65th Hunger Games victor Finnick Odair in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” get a spray tan and sporting bronze hair.

More photos of Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin on set can be seen at CELEBUZZ.

Alan Ritchson who will play District 1 previous Hunger Games victor, Gloss, has clearly been doing some seriously training to be the ex-Career Tribute Gloss is.

The photo below isn’t taken on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” set but since we are on the topic of cast transforming into the characters, we thought we might as well post this here.

You can view more photos of Alan Ritchson revealing his training results over at Perez Hilton via HG Girl on Fire.

Here’s a picture of Alan Ritchson with a huge umbrella on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” set.

Jena Malone as District 7 previous Hunger Games victor Johanna Mason clad in bathrobe while on “The Hunger Games Catching Fire” set.

A picture of Meta Golding as District 2’s 62nd Hunger Games victor Enobaria on “The Hunger Games Catching Fire” set.

Willow Shields who will reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen’s younger sister, Primrose Everdeen, was spotted on set too.

Lynn Cohen who will play Mags, a previous Hunger Games victor from District 4, was seen on set with long curly grey hair.

E. Roger Mitchell who will play Haymitch Abernathy’s good friend Chaff, 45th Hunger Games victor from District 11, was seen in bathrobe on set.

Amanda Plummer who will portray District 3’s previous Hunger Games victor “Nuts” Wiress being shielded from the sun on set.

Jeffrey Wright who will play District 3’s previous Hunger Games winner “Volts” Beetee doing his homework with a copy of “Mockingjay”, the last book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy, in his hands.

Stephanie Leigh Schlund as District 1’s previous Hunger Games victor Cashmere on set.

Last but not least, Bruno Gunn as District 2’s previous Hunger Games victor Brutus was  spotted on set too.

More photos of the cast on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” set can be seen at Just Jared via Hunger Games Fireside Chat.

What do you think of their looks so far? Please remember these are just photos of the cast on set. Final look will be different after makeup, costume, lighting etc.

The Hunger Games, rated PG13, was released on 22 March 2012 and DVD and Blu-Ray are now available. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is scheduled for release on 22 November 2013 in USA.

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“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Begins Production And Stand A Chance To Win A Visit To Set!

With “The Hunger Games” grossing nearly US$700 million (around S$860,546,211) in box office worldwide, Lionsgate announced the highly anticipated sequel, titled “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” started the principal photography on September 10, 2012 (US time) in their press release.

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be shooting “primarily in existing locations in and near Atlanta, Georgia,” as well as “in the beaches and jungles of Hawaii before wrapping in late December, 2012.

According to the press release, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” will be released worldwide on 22 November 2013 with returning cast such as Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Lenny Kravitz (Cinna), Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman), Donald Sutherland (President Coriolanus Snow), as well as new additions which includes Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee) and Jeffrey Wright (Beetee).

Lionsgate has also expressed their excitement for the start of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”‘s principal photography:

Said Lionsgate’s President of Production Eric Feig, who is overseeing the production on behalf of the studio, “We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with Francis Lawrence, who has already exhibited immense creative vision and resourcefulness in casting the film and planning its look and feel.  The stakes are raised in every way in this second story, and we are thrilled to get the production underway in these perfect locations, with our excellent returning cast and some world class actors in new roles.”

“Lionsgate has been a longtime partner of Georgia’s entertainment industry being the first production company to take advantage of our film tax incentives in 2005. The fact that they are continuing to bring productions including this high profile franchise to Georgia reaffirms their commitment to our talented crew, diverse locations and accessibility,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey.

That is not all. To celebrate this occasion, Lionsgate also launched a sweepstake in 10 different territories which entitles 12 lucky fans to not only be able to visit the set of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” but also to get a chance to interact with the film’s cast.

Sounds good to you?

Details on how to enter this contest is as below. Unfortunately, as far as we know, people from Singapore are not eligible for this contest. ・゚・(ノД`;)・゚・

Lionsgate also announces a global set visit sweepstakes.  “THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE- Win a Trip to Set” will run September 10th through October 12th 2012, offering twelve lucky fans a chance to visit the set of the film and interact the with cast and crew.  To enter, fans based in the participating territories (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Scandinavia, Russia, Israel, and  Japan) will upload a :30 second video of  their top question for the film’s cast. Additionally, “virtual” citizens of Panem will be able to enter by playing The Hunger Games Adventures – one of the top adventure games on Facebook and coming soon to iPad.  Full rules and regulations are posted on the contest Facebook tab, and at www.catchingfiresweeps.com.

Full press release as below:

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE BEGINS PRODUCTION

Lionsgate Announces Start Of Principal Photography And Set Visit Sweepstakes For Fans

SANTA MONICA, CA (September 10, 2012)- LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, today announced the start of principal photography on the highly anticipated sequel to the worldwide blockbuster film THE HUNGER GAMES.  Beginning today, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will shoot primarily in existing locations in and near Atlanta, Georgia.  The film will subsequently be shot on location in the beaches and jungles of Hawaii before wrapping in late December, 2012.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be released worldwide on November 22, 2013, and stars  Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jeffrey Wright, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.

Said Lionsgate’s President of Production Eric Feig, who is overseeing the production on behalf of the studio, “We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with Francis Lawrence, who has already exhibited immense creative vision and resourcefulness in casting the film and planning its look and feel.  The stakes are raised in every way in this second story, and we are thrilled to get the production underway in these perfect locations, with our excellent returning cast and some world class actors in new roles.”

“Lionsgate has been a longtime partner of Georgia’s entertainment industry being the first production company to take advantage of our film tax incentives in 2005. The fact that they are continuing to bring productions including this high profile franchise to Georgia reaffirms their commitment to our talented crew, diverse locations and accessibility,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey.

Lionsgate also announces a global set visit sweepstakes.  “THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE- Win a Trip to Set” will run September 10th through October 12th 2012, offering twelve lucky fans a chance to visit the set of the film and interact the with cast and crew.  To enter, fans based in the participating territories (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Scandinavia, Russia, Israel, and  Japan) will upload a :30 second video of  their top question for the film’s cast. Additionally, “virtual” citizens of Panem will be able to enter by playing The Hunger Games Adventures – one of the top adventure games on Facebook and coming soon to iPad.  Full rules and regulations are posted on the contest Facebook tab, and at www.catchingfiresweeps.com.

ABOUT THE HUNGER GAMES FRANCHISE

The first installment of THE HUNGER GAMES franchise has already grossed more than $408 million at the North American box office and nearly $700 million at the box office worldwide. THE HUNGER GAMES recently passed HARRY POTTER as the top-selling book series of all time on Amazon, taking into account print and Kindle sales combined.  There are more than 50 million copies of THE HUNGER GAMES in print in the U.S. alone.

THE HUNGER GAMES sold an estimated 3.8 million DVD and Blu-ray units in its first weekend of release, continuing the momentum it demonstrated in generating more than $408 million at the North American box office, the 13th highest grossing North American release of all time.

Following the release of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013, the final installments, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART I, and THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART II are scheduled for respective November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015 releases.

ABOUT THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.   Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts.  Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE on November 22, 2013.

Full information about the film’s cast is available at www.catchingfirecasting.com

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. The Company has built a significant television presence in production of primetime cable and broadcast network series, distribution and syndication of programming and an array of channel assets. Lionsgate currently has 23 shows on 16 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including the multiple Emmy Award-winning “Mad Men” and the critically-acclaimed series “Weeds,” “Nurse Jackie” and “Boss,” the new network series “Nashville” and “Next Caller,” the Charlie Sheen sitcom “Anger Management,” the syndication successes “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” its spinoff “Meet the Browns,” “The Wendy Williams Show” and “Are We There Yet?” and the upcoming “Orange Is The New Black,” an original series for Netflix.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first installment of “The Hunger Games” franchise, which has grossed nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office, “Cabin In The Woods,” “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection” and “Margin Call.” With the January 2012 acquisition of Summit Entertainment, the Company added the blockbuster “The Twilight Saga,” which has grossed more than $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office, to a slate that already included its “The Hunger Games” franchise and now has the two premier young adult franchises in the world.  Recent Summit hits include “Red,” “Letters to Juliet,” “Knowing,” and the Academy Award-winning Best Picture, “The Hurt Locker.”

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

The Hunger Games DVD and Blu-Ray are now available.

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Lionsgate Released Press Release For 50 Days To ‘The Hunger Games’ In USA

Following Yahoo! Movies’s release of new ‘The Hunger Games’ trailer, Lionsgate sent out this press release.

 

50 DAYS UNTIL THE RELEASE OF THE HUNGER GAMES

 

LIONSGATE MARKS THE OCCASION WITH PREMIERE TICKET GIVE-AWAYS ACROSS 50 SITES AND NEW TRAILER DEBUT

 

RED CARPET WORLD PREMIERE OF THE FILM SET FOR MONDAY MARCH 12 AT LA’S NOKIA THEATER

 

Search #HungerGames50 on Twitter

 

SANTA MONICA, CA (February 2, 2012) – Today marked another milestone in the countdown to the release of THE HUNGER GAMES.  With 50 days to go until audiences everywhere are able to see the film in theaters, Lionsgate® is engaging fans in a variety of ways, including ticket giveaways across 50 websites, the launch of a new movie trailer, and several exciting new announcements surrounding the film.

 

As of 10:00 AM PST today, February 2, 2012, fans can search for #HungerGames50 on Twitter to find the 50 websites participating in the ticket give-away for the World Premiere of the film, which will take place at LA’s Nokia Theater in the LA Live complex on Monday, March 12th.   The digital campaign follows those for #HungerGames100 and #HungerGames74, which marked milestones in the campaign with similar interactive fan activities.  Each became worldwide trending topics on Twitter within moments of its launch.

 

A new trailer for the film was also debuted today by Yahoo! Movies. Fans can be the first to see that trailer (here), before it’s aired on Sunday, February 5th during the Superbowl’s pre-game show.

 

Lionsgate and IMAX also announced today that THE HUNGER GAMES will be shown for a one week exclusive engagement in IMAX theaters, day and date with its wide theatrical release on March 23, 2012.

 

About THE HUNGER GAMES

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games.  A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing 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 23.5 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.

 

To experience The Hunger Games online, please visit:

Official Website: http://www.thehungergamesmovie.com/

Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/thehungergamesmovie

Official Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/thehungergames

Capitol Couture: www.capitolcouture.pn

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

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UPDATED WITH VIDEO! MONDAY: Good Morning America will debut The Hunger Games Trailer

On 14 November 2011 SGT, a sneak peek of one of the world’s most anticipated movies will finally land.

And no, we’re not talking about The Dark Knight Rises. Read the rest of this entry

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)

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