In Hollywood, there are the “big six” studios, and then there’s everyone else. But, The Hunger Games may be changing all that. Lionsgate Studios may turn the old “big six” into the new “big seven,” and it’s all because of Katniss and the rest of the HG crew. Read on to see how.
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Do you have a young daughter who’d rather run around in the woods shooting squirrels than play with a Barbie doll? Well now she can do both! See photos of Mattel’s collectible Hunger Games inspired Katniss Everdeen Barbie doll featuring the District 12 Tribute in her fighting gear, ready for battle. Also, see an exclusive photo of which Hunger Games character we think should be next in line for the Barbie treatment. (Nope, it’s not Effie Trinket!)
This Friday The Hunger Games is hoping to break some serious box office records, and if presales are any indication, the most anticipated film of 2012 may do just that! The adaptation of author Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel has already sold out nearly 2,000 screens according to movie ticket site Fandango. I can GUARANTEE you that JLaw’s (that would be Jennifer Lawrence) low cut dress certainly ain’t lessening the hunger. Game on!
Well-worn copies of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy are on your nightstand, the date of the Hunger Games movie premier is circled on your calendar, and you’re ready to go. But wait, there’s another thing to cross off your “am I really ready for the Hunger Games movie” checklist: meet the stars. That’s right, the stars of the Hunger Games movie (premiering in Theaters March 23) are on tour now, and you can go see them up close and personal!
Haymitch Abernathy is Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark’s only lifeline to the outside world while they’re in the deadly Hunger Games arena, but Haymitch is a dissipated, nihilistic drunk who can’t seem to enter a room without vomiting on it. How will Woody Harrelson bring this important character in the Hunger Games to life, and where did he get the idea to wear Haymitch’s hair long and Fabio-style?
Unlike the big six studios who can count on amusement parks and cable networks to boost their bottom lines, Lionsgate counts on tv shows and and movies. Despite a few successes over the last four years, some big failures have put them in a bit of a bind. They need a big movie to straighten out their balance sheet. But, just how big does the Hunger Games need to be for Lionsgate to commit to a sequel (or three)?
Gale Hawthorne and Katniss Everdeen are best friends. They are separated by the brutal Hunger Games, but Gale never leaves Katniss’s mind as she negotiates the nationally televised, life-threatening challenges she is obliged to face . . . at least almost never. Liam Hemsworth knows how to play the strong silent type, but there’s more to Gale than that. Read on to see what sort of challenges await Hemsworth in this role, and what we hope he figures out how to deliver.
Katniss Everdeen is a complicated character. Tough on the outside and emotionally numb, she manages to get through her day on by not letting anything get to her–positive or negative. But, being chosen for the Hunger Games takes Katniss to a whole new level of horror, brutality, pain, and objectification. Who is Katniss Everdeen, and does Jennifer Lawrence have the chops bring Suzanne Collins’ dystopian Artemis to life?
Peeta Mellark is the sad-eyed boy with the good soul who saved Katniss’s life once in District 12 and is ready to do it again and again in the Hunger Games. But how far will Katniss go in taking advantage of Peeta’s devotion to her? How far will Peeta be willing to go? How long will his gentle soul last in the brutal world of the Hunger Games?
The Hunger Games movie is well into production now and a few images of the set and actors have leaked. Here is a collection of the best ones we could find – take a look and decide for yourself how good a job they’re doing of staying true to Suzanne Collins’ dystopic vision!