With the release of this weekend’s final Hunger Games film, the story of Katniss Everdeen is over. What isn’t over, though, is a demand for more of this franchise, both from fans and movie executives.
There are at least $2 billion reasons why the decision was made to split the third The Hunger Games book, Mockingjay, into two movies. Money aside, though, the decision gave the filmmakers a ton of freedom, and allowed them to craft a more satisfying arc. The kind of freedom not even Katniss Everdeen could win. We…
The new, and probably last, trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is so good, you could close your eyes and it would still give you goosebumps.
A brand new, full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is finally here and wow, does it look like this franchise is going to finish with a bang. It’s action topped with action as Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) leads the revolution against the Capitol and President Snow.
Soon after the passing of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, word came out that the final films in The Hunger Games would use a CGI duplicate to complete his performance as Plutarch. Now, director Francis Lawrence has said that they ultimately decided against it. It's probably for the best.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire made all the money this weekend, raking in a record-topping $161.1 million. But that's not all this YA sequel did for the movie franchise. Catching Fire actually goes about unchecking our long list of problems with the first Hunger Games film, resetting the franchise both for die-hard…
The second Hunger Games movie builds on the emotional intensity of the first, telling a harrowing story of what happens when you win a deadly game by playing dirty. Catching Fire is the rare film that's better than the original book. Even if you've memorized Suzanne Collins' text, you'll get something new out of it.
Peeta Mellark didn't get much to do in the first Hunger Games movie — so how do you make him cool enough to deserve Katniss Everdeen? We spoke with Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence about the many ways he decided to "expand" the the second chapter in the Hunger Games series. Including upgrading Peeta from baby…
It's no secret the lazy cat casting from the first Hunger Games movie PISSED US OFF. Seriously, how hard was it to cast a yellow cat? Well, all that is about to be changed thanks to author Suzanne Collins and new Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence. Because that cat has been RECAST!
Francis Lawrence, director of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire revealed that he's ditching the much-dreaded shaky cam from the first movie. Thank goodness.
The first images from the The Hunger Games: Catching Fire set have started leaking out, and so far it looks like the cast has a whole new training wardrobe. Plus catch your first peek at Finnick Odair, played by Sam Claflin. Some spoilers ahead.And here's Finnick! A little redder on top too.
We're all for futuristic Biblical remakes, but Samson and Delilah? That's a tall order. But Warners is all set for this to be a possible tentpole flick.
The original concept art for I Am Legend was much bleaker and more post-apocalyptic than the movie's final look. Production designer David Lazan talked to us about why he and director Francis Lawrence opted for a more gorgeous back-to-nature look. Our interview, plus a concept art gallery, after the jump.
Chuck Palahniuk's book Fight Club was famously adapted into a total mindfuck of a film with heavy-handed satirical comments on America. His novel Survivor, which features a single passenger on a jet airplane dictating his life story into the plane's black box before slamming into the Australian Outback, was set to…
Will Smith's journey as the last man in New York will end differently than planned. Warner Bros. made director Francis Lawrence reshoot the ending of I Am Legend, due in theaters Dec. 14. It's not clear what changed, but CHUD speculates the new ending may be more action-packed and upbeat. [CHUD.com]