Hunger Games fans will be happy to hear that the final two films of the series are one step closer to being filmed, as Francis Lawrence has been announced as the director for both movies. He is currently shooting Catching Fire, the second chapter in the young adult novel series, so it makes sense that he'll take the lead for the rest of it.
The final two films center on the life-or-death struggles of the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, both in and out of the arena, and are expected to be released in November 2014 and 2015, respectively.
The first movie of the series, The Hunger Games, grossed nearly $700 million worldwide, and the second film, Catching Fire, opens next November (so far away for all of these!).
Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2 will both be written by Danny Strong, and returning to the cast will of course be Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth.
Lawrence's other credits include Water For Elephants, I Am Legend, and Constantine. Gary Ross directed the first film in the series, which is set in a dystopian world in which youths are pitted against one another in a brutal death match in order to pay back for treasons in a war against "The Capitol."
For a young adult series, the first film did extremely well, and with some of the same cast members returning for the rest of the series, we see no reason why the rest of the films won't garner a comparable level of success.
Posted by Jena
11/1/2012 5:32 PM