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“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” has a new ‘Strong’ scribe

Danny Strong on a panel at the 2004 Moonlight ...

Danny Strong on a panel at the 2004 Moonlight Rising convention. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Source: Variety.com

Fresh off his Emmy win, Danny Strong (“Game Change”), is set to write the film adaptation of “Mockingjay”, which is the last book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy. The film will be split into two parts. According to Variety.com, the first part is scheduled for release on Nov. 21, 2014, and the second part will open on Nov. 20, 2015.

Frankly, I don’t think it is necessary to split the final book into two films but it seems like this franchise is following the same trend as the Harry Potter and Twilight films.

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Want to know more about “The Hunger Games” book trilogy? Click here to read my overview of each book.

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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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MTV’s Sneak Peek of “The Hunger Games”

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Check out this sneak peek of “The Hunger Games” which premiered on August 28, 2011, on the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Here’s the setup of the clip:

Jennifer Lawrence (“X-Men: First Class”) introduces the clip and we see her character, Katniss Everdeen, in the Hunger Games arena. Liam Hemsworth (“The Last Song”), who plays her best friend Gale narrates the clip and gives words of encouragement to Katniss. At the end of the clip we see Katniss’s District symbol which is the Mockingjay and we hear the Mockingjay song. For more info. on the “Hunger Games”, read my “Hunger Games” Overview where I review the book trilogy.

“The Hunger Games” will be released in theaters on March 23, 2012.

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An Overview of “The Hunger Games” Trilogy

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“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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