Thursday, July 12, 2012



Mockingjay to be split in 2

Taking a cue from book-to-film adaptations such as Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (and more recently The Hobbit), The Hunger Games' third and final installment, Mockingjay, will be split into two separate movies. However unlike the rest of the books, Mockingjay isn't exactly a big book, two split it into only makes financial sense. 

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Fan Art Poster
I always felt that it would be more beneficial to split Catching Fire if you were to split andy of these books. Cataching Fire is a good book, but it felt mostly rushed, where Suzanne Collins didn't spend to much time on any particular event, instead its as though she just rushed it to get to Mockingjay. So i would rather split Catching Fire and take time to expand on certain parts of the story that Collins just brushed over and will raise the anticipation for the final film. 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 will be released on November 21, 2014 followed by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 set for November 20, 2015. The first sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is already slated for release on November 22, 2013 and includes most of the original cast members in addition to the recently announced Jena Malone and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Francis Lawrence is directing Catching Fire. However, the filmmaker has yet to be confirmed for either of the Mockingjay films.

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