Monday, September 6, 2010

The Hunger Games Trilogy movie update

The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins, was the closest remaining super-popular property Scholastic Books had to Harry Potter, until last week, when the third and final book, Mockingjay, was finally released. All three Hunger Games books (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay) have achieved massive success, financially and critically, with teenagers as well as old folks alike. In fact, Mockingjay is currently sitting incredibly pretty at the top of all national bestseller lists, including The New York Times and USA Today, and it’s already going back for a second printing.

It’s a good week to be Suzanne Collins, especially considering recent reports that Lionsgate is getting ready to choose their director for the hotly anticipated film adaptations.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the studio is down to three directors: Gary Ross (The Tale of Despereaux), Sam Mendes (Revolutionary Road), and David Slade (Twilight: Eclipse).

The question is, if Slade gets the job, what does that do to Wolverine 2?

Meanwhile, USA Today is claiming that  Chloe Moretz (Let Me In) has the inside track for the lead role, as protagonist Katniss Everdeen, an expert in hunting, archery, and lying in front of television cameras for strategic purposes.

The Hunger Games’ screenplay was written by the book’s author, Collins, with a pollish by Billy Ray (24). The Hunger Games is set to start shooting early next year.

The Hunger GamesCatching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)

[Via Screenrant, Ben Moore]

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