In a press release from Lionsgate regarding their Cannes sales, a brief synopsis for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2 was also revealed:
In MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2, we follow heroine Katniss Everdeen’s journey as she leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates, Katniss must decipher for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance.
Lionsgate were also able to sell other 8 films alongside Mockingjay.
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CONFIRMED: Francis Lawrence to direct The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2
Lionsgate has announced via twitter that the Catching Fire director will also be directing Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2!
Thoughts? Are you excited to have Francis Lawrence for the three films?
Rumor: Danny Strong hired to write the scripts for Mockingjay
Variety reports that Lionsgate has tapped Danny Strong to write the script for Mockingjay which will be released in two parts.
Danny Strong just won an Emmy award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for Game Change. He was also previously nominated for an Emmy Award for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for Recount and he won a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay for a Television movie also for Recount. He will also be writing the script for the movie-adaptation of The Lost Symbol.
Aside from being a write, Danny Strong is also known as a producer and an actor, he has appeared in numerous TV shows and films (ie. Buffy, Gilmore Girls, How I met your mother, Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy, Pleasantville, Dangerous Minds, etc).
Since there are no announcements from Lionsgate, this is still considered as a rumor.
It has been speculated and assumed that the final installment of the The Hunger Games Trilogy, Mockingjay will be split in two films. And Lionsgate has confirmed it by announcing the release dates of Mockingjay Part 1 & 2. E! Online reports:
Like Harry Potter (which split The Deathly Hallows in two) and Twilight (whose Breaking Dawn became a two parter) before it, Mockingjay will be released as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2, with a year separating their releases.
Part 1 is set to hit theaters Nov. 21, 2014, with Part 2 arriving Nov. 20, 2015. (It was previously announced thatCatching Fire, which goes into production this fall, will hit theaters Nov. 22, 2013.)
Thoughts? What do you feel about splitting Mockingjay? Any guesses where they will split it?