— Francis Lawrence, Catching Fire Director
This message was posted via The Hunger Games Movie Official Facebook page
I’ve just had the opportunity to see the finished film of The Hunger Games. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another. The film opens up the world beyond Katniss’ point of view, allowing the audience access to the happenings of places like the Hunger Games control room and President Snow’s rose garden, thereby adding a new dimension to the story.
Director Gary Ross has created an adaptation that is faithful in both narrative and theme, but he’s also brought a rich and powerful vision of Panem, its brutality and excesses, to the film as well. His world building’s fantastic, whether it be the Seam or the Capitol. It’s amazing to see things that are suggested in the book fully developed and so brilliantly realized through the artistry of the designers.
And, my God, the actors. The cast, led by the extraordinary Jennifer Lawrence, is absolutely wonderful across the board. It’s such a pleasure to see how they’ve embodied the characters and brought them to life.
So I’d like to sincerely thank all the many people who devoted their time and talents to the film, especially producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, and the excellent teams at Color Force, Larger Than Life, and Lionsgate.
I hope you enjoy the film!
Reading this just gives us chills and just makes us much more excited for March 22!
How about you? What do you think?
Today, we celebrated Hunger Games Philippine’s first anniversary as a Fan Organization!
This past year has been such a great ride for HGP and we didn’t expect that HGP will be where it is now.
And this won’t be possible without these people & for that we are sending you all a virtual slice of our Anniversary cake!
In random order:
Panem World Family — Panem World is one of the best things that ever happened to HGP for so many reasons! And most of all, Panem World is just an amazing & fun group of people!! Love you guys!!!!
HG Fireside Chat — Thank you Savanna & Adam for all your support to HGP! Your international episode helped us sooo much and it is also one of the great moments of HGP! Thank you for giving us great episodes every week!
Other HG sites — Thank you for supporting HGP and for sharing all those amazing HG updates! We couldn’t enumerate all of you but for sure, you know who you guys are!
Skip Train— Thank you Steffie & Erica for being our official partners! We’re looking forward to work with you guys!!! THANK YOU!!!
Filipino HG Fans— Maraming maraming Salamat sa inyo! We all do these because of you guys & the support that we get from our kababayans is just overwhelming and heartwarming!! We are HGP because of all of you. Special thanks to those who attended our meet-ups! You guys know who you are =) Special thanks also to Meann for all her help & support!! =)
TO OUR ALL TUMBLR & TWITTER FOLLOWERS AND FB FRIENDS — We couldn’t believe the number of followers & likes that we have! We super appreciate your “likes”, comments, reblogs, retweets, tweets to us!
HGP Official Members— Thank you guys so much for choosing to be part of us! We are looking forward to work with you all!
HGP ADMINS— Jubs, Danella, Rane Niegel & Roldan— I’m blessed to have you guys around! I couldn’t ask for a better group! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Suzanne Collins — for giving us The Hunger Games Trilogy!!!!! Everything boils down to the trilogy! And for Scholastic for bringing Panem to us, and for Lionsgate for the movies! and for Pioneer Films for bringing the films here! =)
We hope we didn’t miss anyone…
WE LOVE THE ENTIRE HG FANDOM COMMUNITY!! Really, this fandom is just filled with sooo many amazing people!!!! We love you all.
Happy Hunger Games & May the odds be ever in your favor!
Lionsgate released a letter from Suzanne Collins via The Hunger Games movie official FB page!
Here it is:
Now that the filming of The Hunger Games has begun, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the script, so I thought I might share a little of my experience with you. Back in early 2010, Color Force and Lionsgate began the process of adapting the book to the screen and I wrote the first draft of the script. After that, we brought on veteran screenwriter Billy Ray to further develop the piece. Not only has he written and directed excellent films like Shattered Glass and Breach, he was a complete pleasure to work with. Amazingly talented, collaborative, and always respectful of the book. His adaptation further explored the world of Panem and its inhabitants. As though I wasn’t lucky enough, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross, known for his wonderful works such as Seabiscuit and Pleasantville, came on board. As part of his creative process, he wrote a subsequent draft which incorporated his incredible directorial vision of the film. And then he very generously invited me in to work with him on it. We had an immediate and exhilarating creative connection that brought the script to the first day of shooting. Of course, the piece will naturally continue to evolve through the filming, as the actors bring the characters to life, as the entire crew brings their significant talents to the piece, as the editors work with Gary to best realize his vision. The final draft will be on the screen next March.
So that’s been the script process, and as an author, I’m truly grateful for the journey.
May the odds be ever in your favor!
What do you guys think?