Tag: The Hunger Games
Each year in China 20 foreign films are ‘okayed’ by authorities to be seen on the big screen and The Hunger Games will be one of 20! The Hollywood Reporter also reported that Lionsgate already has a plan for merchandising:
With much hinging on how The Hunger Games performs in theaters, Lionsgate is also eyeing an aggressive merchandising program to emerge alongside a lucrative movie franchise from the teen book trilogy.
Vancouver-based Lionsgate has lined up Striker Entertainment, the same licensing and merchandising agency that handles the Twilight franchise for Summit Entertainment.
“We have the same A-team on board. With their guidance, we will be strong in specialty stores, be very present, but not over-push merchandise going into the theatrical release,” Drake told analysts.
The strategy is to first establish the theatrical movie brand before advancing aggressively into big box retailers with The Hunger Games merchandise.
Lionsgate executives also met with international distribution partners at the American Film Market last week, screening the trailer for The Hunger Games and discussing a global day-and-date release pattern.
[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]
Previously we showed the trailer for Josh Hutcherson’s new film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and now we have a first look at the movie poster! This film will be in theaters February 10, 2012, so who plans on seeing Josh’s new movie? Let us know in the comments!
The cast of Harry Potter know what it’s like to be in the limelight, so when Celebuzz asked James and Oliver Phelps (who portray George and Fred Weasley in the films) what advice they could give to the stars of The Hunger Games this is what they said:
Hunger Games, another book series turned (soon-to-be) film is getting ready to hit theaters, and there have been a lot of comparisons to Harry Potter. Do you have any advice for the cast and the journey they’re about to embark on?
JP: Whatever you can do, do it. We definitely have the “You can sleep when you’re dead,” mentality. When we go on press tours, it very much just like “go here, do this, do that,” because it’s pretty unique.
OP: Just run with it and enjoy it.
As we reported earlier today the new Hunger Games trailer will be shown on Good Morning America on Monday, well apparently it will also be available for download on iTunes on Monday! The more availability the better for all!
Hemsworth reveals he and Cyrus get excited by an obscure steak and milkshake joint in Tennessee.
“There’s this place in Nashville called Steak and Shake, which is pretty much the best food ever,” he says.
“It’s mine and my girlfriend’s favourite place to go. That’s our secret, sexy place to go.
“When I look over and there is some steak sauce dripping down her chin, there is nothing sexier than that.”
Definitely not surprised he made this list!
Here, finally, is the interview Kara Warner at MTV had with Josh Hutcherson, Peeta from The Hunger Games! Lionsgate held back the release of this interview until today, after the Good Morning America trailer announcement. To watch click on the video above, but if you are outside of the US you won’t be able to see it so here is a transcript of that interview:
MTV News: Talk to us about what the role of Peeta means to you and why you love him.
Josh Hutcherson: It’s so crazy. When I read the books, I had never read a character that was more like who I am as a person and had kind of my core values and what I believe in. So it kind of drove me crazy in a way, because I felt like I was so right for it, then I had to go through this crazy audition process. So to finally be making the movie and now we’re finished, it’s like, somebody please pinch me, because I still don’t believe this is actually happening. For me, it’s just an honor to be a part of such a great story. Gary Ross is such an amazing director, and Jennifer Lawrence is perfect, and everyone else we cast was really great.
MTV: What was the audition process like? Did you do specific scene work?
Hutcherson: For the audition process, I came in the first time and read a few scenes for Gary Ross and [author] Suzanne Collins and some of the other producers involved. Then maybe about a week or so, maybe two weeks later, I came in and did a screen test with Jennifer, where I actually read the scenes with her so they could see how the chemistry worked. Both of them felt really great, but as an actor, you just pick apart every single thing that you do, so for me, I was on pins and needles waiting to find out. And then when I finally found out, my jaw hit the floor. I was so excited.
MTV: What were your favorite scenes to film?
Hutcherson: It’s very similar to the book. Probably my favorite scenes are all the scenes with myself and Katniss in the cave, because they’re really emotional and you get to see a lot of their relationship develop there, so for me as an actor, I liked that a lot. And then of course all the physical running through the forest — that was really fun as well.
MTV: Did you guys get a lot of bumps and bruises from all that stunt work?
Hutcherson: There were tons of bumps and bruises, yeah. It was pretty intense
[Source: Thanks to Kara Warner at MTV!]
A new issue of Life Story, Film Fantasy has a seven pages of The Hunger Games including interviews and previously released pictures, and thanks to DWTC you can now see it for yourself! If you click on each picture you can bring up a larger size and actually read the article. Here is some of the article (click ‘More’ below to read more of the article) and scans, but don’t forget to click here to visit DWTC for more scans!
On Creating The Games
When Suzanne Collins originally came up with the concept for The Hunger Games, she found herself drawn towards Roman and Greek mythology.
“It’s very much based on the myth of Theseus and the Minataur, which I read when I was eight years old,” she says. “I was a huge fan of Greek and Roman mythology. As punishment for displeasing Crete, Athens periodically had to send seven youths and seven maidens to Crete, where they were thrown into the labyrinth and devoured by the Minataur, which is a monster that’s half-man and half bull. Even when I was a little kids, the story took my breath away, because it was so cruel, and Crete was so ruthless. The message is, mess with us and we’ll do something worse than kill you — we’ll kill your children. And the thing is, it was allowed; the parents sat by power-less to stop it. The cycle doesn’t end until Theseus volunteers to go, and he kills the Minotaur. In her own way, Katniss is a futuristic Theseus. I was also heavily influenced by the historical figure Spartacus. Katniss follows the same arc from slave to gladiator to rebel to face a war…”
Continue reading by clicking ‘More‘ below!
Previously we posted that Good Morning America had big news about The Hunger Games that they were going to share on their show tomorrow. Well according to Russ Bowen, a news anchor and ABC affiliate, the big news is that Good Morning America will be debuting the new Hunger Games trailer on Monday, November 14! We’ll have to wait for Good Morning America to confirm this on their show tomorrow, but it sounds promising! Here is what Russ Bowen had tweeted:
I cannot WAIT to see this trailer! So is everyone going to set their alarms real early to catch the new trailer or wait for it to be posted online?
[Source: Russ Bowen on twitter]
Good Morning America tweeted today that there will be a special announcement tomorrow on their show regarding The Hunger Games! Could it possibly be about the new trailer?! I sure hope so otherwise I might be really disappointed! My mind will be racing tonight!
[Source: Good Morning America]