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“The Hunger Games” New Theatrical Poster!

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"The Hunger Games" Final Poster via The Huffington Post

Check out the final poster for the book to screen adaptation for “The Hunger Games”! “The Hunger Games” is due out in theaters on March 23, 2012. Watch the teaser and/or theatrical trailers right here!

Want to know more about the books in the series? Read my overview of the trilogy right here!

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An Overview of “The Hunger Games” Trilogy

"The Hunger Games" - Image via Wikipedia

“The Hunger Games” is the best-selling YA book series by Suzanne Collins.  The titles the make up the trilogy are “The Hunger Games”, “Catching Fire”, and “Mockingjay”. As a whole the series is quite gripping and it is definitely one of those series that draws you in, so much that you need to know how it ends.

To describe “The Hunger Games” trilogy think “Lord of the Flies” meets “Gladiator” with an essence of “Harry Potter” and “Percy Jackson”. The Heroine of the novel is Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year old girl, who basically is the “chosen one”. In a time where poverty is high, the Capitol, which is the governing body hosts annual games where children/teens compete from different Districts for food for their Districts and riches for their families. There only can be one winner, as they would be the sole survivor…literally. Also the competition is a reality show and each competitor, called tributes in the novel, gets their own team of stylists and coaches, whom all strategize to promote their tributes and try to keep them alive. While the competition is underway, the tributes who become popular may receive gifts from sponsors and these gifts received during the games can be the key(s) to their survival.
Click to Continue Reading: “The Hunger Games” Trilogy Rundown

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Hayek behind “Wicked” the Mini-Series

Salma Hayek at the Cannes film festival

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Salma Hayek and ABC may be developing a mini-series based on the book “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.” Not to be confused with the musical “Wicked”, which is based upon the same novel written by Gregory Magurie.

The eight-part mini will be based on the best seller that spawned the Broadway musical but will not be a musical itself.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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