Amandla Stenberg, Willow Shields, Jack Quaid and Dayo Okeniyi at EW’s 6th Annual Comic-Con Celebration
More photos of Amandla Stenberg (Rue), Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen), Jack Quaid (Marvel) and Dayo Okeniyi (Thresh) at Entertainment Weekly’s 6th Annual Comic-Con Celebration Sponsored by Just Dance 4 during Comic-Con!
See all the photos at Zimbio!
EW has an exclusive clip from the Hunger Games DVD from Comic-Con that shows how Jennifer Lawrence was able to safely run right next to a 20 feet wall of fire!
PRESS RELEASE: NED VIZZINI ON “THE HUNGER GAMES” AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2011
“Those not busy repeating ‘nyom-nyom-nyom’ or ‘Cornholio’ at Comic-Con talked The Hunger Games,” says author Ned Vizzini of the latest Hollywood project that aims to sail from young adult acclaim to box office domination on March 23, 2012.
Vizzini, a pioneering force in YA fiction, signed THE GIRL WHO WAS ON FIRE, a book of companion thought and analysis to the Hunger Games published by Smart Pop Books, on Day Four of SDCC. His essay “Reality Hunger” is featured in the book.
Since its publication in April 2011, THE GIRL WHO WAS ON FIRE has garnered major attention from independent bookstores and the kidlitosphere. THE GIRL WHO WAS ON FIRE is set for a movie makeover next year with added perspectives from the who’s-who of YA authors on the sure-to-be-nitpicked adaptation. Vizzini signed with editor Leah Wilson.
“Hunger Games is all over Comic-Con. All the marketers had to do was float their “motion poster” and let it spread as ‘the next Twilight,’ which it already is in the book world due to Stephenie Meyer’s creative inaction,” says Vizzini. “I’m sure the stars would be here, but they’re busy filming the movie.”
Vizzini was joined by editor Leah Wilson at the signing. “I’m the only male contributor to this collection, and sometimes I feel the only male at Comic-Con,” he says, fresh off liveblogging the con for HotterInHollywood.com. “People think it’s such a male geek place, but from Vampire Diaries to True Blood,it’s about female-centric story here.”
Again, why didn’t I go to Comic-Con?? Next year most definitely! Maybe the cast will be there next year! Oh the women are taking over Comic-Con! LOL!
You can order a copy of The Girl Who Was On Fire at Amazon!
Thank you Savanna!
More photos after the break!
Here’s a look at Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games booth at the Exhibit Hall at Comic-Con’s Preview Night from Hypable.com!
Fan at Comic-Con can pick up a medallion (hopefully a Mockingjay pin) then bring it back at a later time to get the Hunger Games poster.
I. Want. The. Mockingjay. Pin! *clicks heals three times* I wish I was at Comic-Con. I wish I was at Comic-Con
“The Hunger Games” won’t compete for attention in Hall H at Comic-Con International.
The Lionsgate adaptation of the Suzanne Collins bestseller joins a surprisingly long listof Hollywood sci-fi, superhero and fantasy projects that won’t be making presentations this year in Hall H, the annual showcase where stars and filmmakers woo thousands of fans with early footage and insider scoop.
Lionsgate executives say the film’s intense shooting schedule in North Carolina and cast calendar conflicts made it impossible to put together a worthy all-star panel for the movie that arrives in theaters in March and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.
Some observers have viewed this year’s notable absentees as a sign that Hall H is losing some luster but others in Hollywood say in some ways the opposite is true — the spotlight is so intense that studios and filmmakers would rather take a pass if they don’t have enough polished footage to win over the 6,000 fans and worldwide press who watch the parade of projects like beauty pageant contestants.
For Lionsgate, the approach to Comic-Con this year is to use press interviews, off-site events, fan contests and cast appearances to promote a slate of films, among them “Conan the Barbarian,” “Abduction” and “Warrior.” For “Hunger Games,” meanwhile, the San Diego pop culture gathering will be viewed as primarily as a way to promote traffic for the film’sFacebook page and contests.
Throw another big film in the pile of high-profile franchises that won’t be making a major splash Comic-Con this year: Lionsgate has confirmed to EW that next year’s highly-anticipated adaptation of The Hunger Games will not be holding a big Hall H presentation. (The Los Angeles Times first reported the story.) Gameshad seemed like a shoo-in for a big Comic-Con appearance: Based on a beloved book series, starring a cast of all-stars (like Woody Harrelson and Donald Sutherland) and up-and-comers (like Jennifer Lawrence as the central heroine Katniss Everdeen), with extremely geek-friendly subject matter. But the film’s intense North Carolina shooting schedule simply made a legitimate presentation impossible. The studio is, however, planning a major presence on the Comic-Con show floor, including exclusive Hunger Games giveaways and a contest for a fan to visit the set.
I was really hoping there would be a Hunger Games panel at Comic-Con. Bummer. :(
According to the NY Times, Lionsgate will be back at Comic-Con this year in San Diego. Hopefully it’s for The Hunger Games!
Among smaller studios, Lionsgate, which won strong results last year for “The Expendables,” will be back; and Summit Entertainment will stage a panel for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1.”
Please let there be a Hunger Games panel at Comic-Con!
Comic-Con is held in San Diego, CA July 21 – 24, and it’s completely SOLD OUT! For information about Comic-Con, go here!
Who’s going to Comic-Con this year? Take me with you!!!
UPDATE: The Hunger Games Examiner has obtained an exclusive quote from Lionsgate in reference to the Comic-Con rumor -
“Our Comic Con plans aren’t locked yet,” Lionsgate tells The Hunger Games Examiner. “But we will be sure to keep everyone posted.”
What is it: An adaptation of the hit, young adult fiction novels, The Hunger Games stands to become the next big cross-generation, cross-demographic hit. People love the series the same way they do Potter and they’ve got a wealth of talent involved. Under the direction of Gary Ross, Hunger Games features Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class), Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right), Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz and Wes Bentley in a post-apocalyptic world where the government forces children to fight to the death. Think Battle Roayle meets The Road.
What to Expect at Comic-Con: Entertainment Weekly premiered the first photo of Lawrence as the lead character Katniss — and production on the movie hasn’t even begun. But cameras are set to start rolling shortly, meaning Ross may have a little footage to show off to the rabid fanbase at this year’s SDCC. The question has always been about Lawrence pulling off a character near and dear to many fans hearts, so producers may aim to quell that fear at the convention. Besides, we’ll need something to combat the Twilight hoarde.
What We’d Love to See: An interruption from the day’s activities where fans on the floor are chosen for “the games” — but then actually have to fight each other for our amusement.
Ha! Okay, I don’t want to see fans actually fighting, but it would be cool if there was some HG trivia, archery or cake decorating!! Lol!
I really wish I could go to Comic-Con this year! Who is going to Comic-Con? For info about Comic-Con, go here!
[source: UGO via TheHob/MyHungerGames]