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The new Hunger Games prequel novel in coming to theaters from Lionsgate.

Hunger Games Prequel Songbirds & Snakes Nabs Series Director

Lionsgate is wasting no time, snatching up the rights to the book and hiring director Francis Lawrence to direct Deadline reported the news Lawrence previously helmed the final three films in the Hunger Games "trilogy", Catching Fire and Mockingjay Part 1, and 2 No word on if any of the cast of those first films[...]

Writer Jay Basu Added to 'Battlestar Galactica' Film

Sounds like Francis Lawrence (Hunger Games) is still on board as director.Last we heard back in February, things were still moving right along at Universal with Lawrence's direction and Joy's script, but obviously that's changed now, at least on the writing front.This announcement comes on the heels of the 15th anniversary of Ronald D[...]

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Aquaman's Jason Momoa Tapped to Lead Apple's Futuristic Series 'See'

Spearheaded by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2), the project stems from Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content; with Knight, Lawrence; and Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and Kristen Campo serving as executive producers.[caption id="attachment_857803" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: DFree /[/caption]Apple's ten-episode See[...]

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'Red Sparrow' Director Francis Lawrence Talks Reboot Battlestar Galactica Film

The project has gained and lost producers, writers, and directors, but the most recent addition of director Francis Lawrence (Constantine) and screenwriter Lisa Joy (HBO's Westworld) seems to have stuck.Lawrence's film Red Sparrow is a brutal-but-not-terrible piece of cinema that shows what an actress and director who've known each other so long are capable of[...]

Hunger Games' Francis Lawrence To Direct Neverwhere TV Project

Deadline reports director Francis Lawrence, of the later three Hunger Games films has signed on to direct and produce a new television series based on Neil Gaiman's BBC miniseries and novel Neverwhere He will also serve in the same capacity on an adaption Charles Belfoure's House Of Thieves.Deadline describes Neverwhere as centering on Richard Mayhew, who helps[...]

Gale And Katniss Fight In First Clip From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

It's kind of incredible they manage to develop a romantic triangle (with Josh Hutcherson's totally ineffectual Peeta) under such dire straits, but that's YA for you.[youtube][/youtube]The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, directed by Francis Lawrence, who's already down in Atlanta directing Lawrence, Hemsworth, Hutcherson and gang in two-parter Mockingjay, will have its world premiere in London[...]

First Hunger Games: Catching Fire Footage, Full Trailer Set For MTV Premiere – UPDATED

See above.I'm very curious about how much Francis Lawrence will be aping Gary Ross' style from the first film. UPDATE: You can find my original post below but here, as predicted, is a YouTube version of the clip in question.[youtube][/youtube]And now, the original post...I can't see this teaser for the teaser for The Hunger Games:[...]

Rebel Wilson Might Be In The Movie Version Of The Hunger Games' Last Volume, Mockingjay

Are we to assume that Francis Lawrence will just roll into shooting those as post-production once Catching Fire is completed?I have read Mockingjay, and enjoyed it, but I can't quite imagine any particular role Wilson might have I think I'm simply forgetting.Now, just for the hell of it, here's Wilson as her hip-hop alter ego, Rebelicious.[youtube][/youtube][...]

Comfirmed: Francis Lawrence To See Hunger Games Series Through To The End

Francis Lawrence, the director of Constantine and Water for Elephants is in charge.Lionsgate quickly commissioned Danny Strong to adapt Mockingjay, the third and final book, rather predictably splitting it into two more films for 2014 and 2015 They're looking to take over the Thanksgiving period for three straight years with these films.But there's been no[...]

Hunger Games Threequel Officially Split Into Two Movies, Casting Updates And More

Lionsgate have officially announced release dates for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One and Part Two. They fall on  November 21st, 2014 and November 20th, 2015. With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire set for November 22nd, 2013, they've essentially staked out the Thanksgiving holiday for three years in a row. It's debatable that Mockingjay needs two […]

The Hunger Games Sequel To Feature Some IMAX Sequences

The next film to join the craze of IMAXing certain sequences will be The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.The large format film company have themselves announced that Francis Lawrence and team will shoot some of the movie in the large format, and the remainder will be digitally upscaled.The Dark Knight was the first film to employ[...]

Philip Seymour Hoffman Wanted For Catching Fire's Plutarch Heavensbee

I'm assuming, of course, that new director Francis Lawrence will go for the same approach.Of course, Hoffman may pass, or negotiations may stumble for some reason, but we're at least closer to a Plutarch Heavensbee than we are to a Finnick Odair. While Lionsgate have yet to comment, I expect we'll be seeing more about[...]

Finally Some Good News For The Hunger Games – Michael Arndt Sought For Rewrite

Here's hoping he's got the time and permission to do as much as he feels necessary.Of course, director Francis Lawrence doesn't just have the existing script but also Suzanne Collins' original novel to draw on during pre-production, and much of the work will likely be deeply rooted in what Gary Ross established in the first[...]

Gary Ross In Line For Houdini Biopic Based On America's First Superhero Book

I'll be watching closely.Interesting footnote: Francis Lawrence, the man to take over the Hunger Games series from Ross, has his own Houdini film in the works. I'm quite the fan of Harry Houdini, or at least his reputation - I never saw the man at work, and the writing I've read that was credited to[...]