This film not only stands alongside the first, it feels like the next, vital instalment in a series. It's like we're getting episodes of a great TV show... just really very, very spaced out.
Three new images from Catching Fire and a bunch of new photos from the set of Mockingjay.
As the Hunger Games books go on they became less cleanly plotted and conceived but, in many respects, even more politically provocative. Will it be the same with the films?
Gary Ross is planning to adapt John Steinbeck's novel into a pair of movies, casting Jennifer Lawrence as Cathy Ames.
Part two in an ongoing series of Star Wars discussions between the creator and the new producer.
Next up from Hunger Games director Gary Ross? Well, not the Hunger Games sequel, sadly. But he does have his own project coming along in November, and it's a curious kind of movie spin-off.
Lionsgate are looking to draft Michael Arndt, the writer of Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3, to rework the script for Catching Fire, the second film in the Hunger Games series. This is a very good thing. Arndt is a deft writer with an outstanding grasp of structure and cinematic storytelling techniques. Heat Vision […]
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 him was all co-written, possibly rather heavily ghost written. His movie career left a lot to be desired, but his escapology and other magic tricks seem […]
Since The Hunger Games director Gary Ross announced that he would not be returning to direct sequel Catching Fire, Lionsgate have been under pressure to find someone suitable. The studio has already set its release date for November 22nd 2013, and lead actress Jennifer Lawrence will only be available until December 20th, after which she […]
So it's finally shaken out like this: Gary Ross has decided not to direct Catching Fire, the second film in the Hunger Games series. And his reasoning won't exactly fill you with confidence about Lionsgate's plans.
Maybe Gary Ross will direct the next Hunger Games movie.
Well, my interest in the Hunger Games movies just crashed to the floor. Gary Ross' adaptation of the first book was splendid, both in terms of the screenplay and the eventual realisation, and I was all set to follow him to Catching Fire, the next film in the series. And while I know I'll one […]
Here's the full-length Soundworks Collection video on the sound of The Hunger Games. As you'll know if you've been to see the film, the basic rule was to keep the tracks tied into Katniss Everdeen's own experience. It's a shame that they didn't go beyond the same-old ideas of "immersion" and "subjectivity" in that clip […]
Despite very clear indicators of race in the original text of Suzanne Collins' novel – she describes skin as dark, even dark brown, and that's about as clear as she needs to be – some of the audience who rolled out to see The Hunger Games this weekend were shocked to find out that the […]
The Hunger Games is a new, hard-edged sci-fi classic in the vein of 70s movies like Soylent Green or Rollerball. You can thank director Gary Ross for making sure it worked out the way it needed to.
The reviews embargo was up on The Hunger Games yesterday. You don't have a review from us because… well, because Bleeding Cool have not been allowed to see it yet. It's not considered that the literally millions of sci-fi and genre fans who read this site every month are a suitable target audience for this […]
In this unexpected and intimate moment from Gary Ross' film adaptation of The Hunger Games, you'll see President Snow and his chief Gamesmaker, Seneca Crane, discussing the power of fear – and of hope. Crane is the Games' Dungeon Master type, responsible for contriving the life or death situations that face the "tributes", the teenagers forced to fight for their […]
Lionsgate UK have opted to cut seven seconds from The Hunger Games in order to attain a 12A certificate. But seven seconds of what? And what does it mean for the film?
There's no new in-film footage in this clip from behind the scenes of The Hunger Games but you'll see the filming of plenty of scenes that were, at least until this episode of ET aired, being kept under wraps. I'm surprised how much they've managed to keep hidden until this close to release. Having recently […]