If you liked all of the movie tie-ins for The Hunger Games, you’ll be happy to know that Amazon now has Catching Fire: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion available for pre-order. No cover photo has been released, but the book’s description mimics that of the official movie companion to The Hunger Games, and both books share the same author.
Catching Fire, the New York Times bestseller by Suzanne Collins, is now a major motion picture — and this is your guide to all of the movie’s excitement, both in front of the camera and behind it.
Go behind the scenes of the making of Catching Fire with exclusive materials, including back-stage photos and interviews. From the screenwriting process to the casting decisions, from the fantastic new sets and gorgeous costumes to the actors’ performances and the director’s vision, this is the definitive companion to the second Hunger Games film.
The listed release date is November 22, 2013, the same date Catching Fire arrives in theaters. To pre-order your copy, head over to Amazon.
Will you be pre-ordering this companion? Would you like to see other tie-ins, like those released for The Hunger Games?
The Catching Fire fun from Entertainment Weekly keeps on coming! In addition to the new cover and article, they’ve also shared this new official movie image of Katniss and Finnick on their Facebook page. The caption reads: “Finnick (Sam Claflin) tries to break Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) concentration during training in this exclusive photo from the highly anticipated film.”
A few days into the new year, influential Wall Street analyst Richard Geeenfield of BTIG has weighed in with his 2013 predictions for the media sector, telling his clients that Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be the biggest movie of the year and Disney’s The Lone Ranger will be the year’s biggest disappointment.
What do you think – do you agree with his prediction? We’re definitely looking forward to seeing Catching Fire this year!
Entertainment Weekly is bringing us our first look at Catching Fire on the cover of their 2013 Preview issue.
Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine this week because there are a ton more Catching Fire goodies inside! Leave a comment to let us know what you think! Was there something else you were hoping to see?
Catching Fire is filming on the roof of the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta today, and OLV has an updated look at the set being built (looks like they’re adding a green screen to the stage/runway set up). Continue to share your theories on what scene you think they could be filming there!
So where else is Catching Fire going to be filming? According to OLV, a letter was circulated to Atlanta residents last week for additional filming taking place today at the Norfolk Southern Building. Here’s the letter that was distributed:
GGX Productions, Inc. will be filming scenes for the feature film “The Idiom” in your neighborhood. Below I have listed some key information about our shoot for you to review at your leisure:
Monday October 8, 2012 we will be filming at the Norfolk Southern Building at 99 Spring Street.
To accommodate the production, from 5AM to 10PM, the Nelson Street pedestrian bridge will be closed as well as the north sidewalk of Peters Street between Spring and Mangum Streets.
And one more filming location from OLV, as an update on previous reports of set construction at an old train yard:
We’ve also confirmed the productions crew setting up at old Pratt-Pullman Yard on Rogers Street in Northeast Atlanta are working for Catching Fire. According to one of our readers, @zachattachary, they’ve built several dwellings between the depots. They’ve also stacked rail cars on one side of the set to block it but there is a view accessible from the nearby walking trail. Based on these photos of Pullman Yards is does look like it would be a perfect location for the film.
Thoughts on what scenes could be filming at all of these locations?
After immense amounts of anticipation, Lionsgate has finished out the Catching Fire Casting page all at once! The rest of the tributes in the Catching Fire cast for have been publicly announce. Check out the full ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘ cast in the image below:
The “mystery” woman has been filled in as well, but the character is no mystery. It is Paula Malcomson, who is reprising her role as Mrs. Everdeen. To see all the new tributes, head to Catching Fire Casting!
This beautiful property in Atlanta is known as Swan House and apparently it is being used as one of the locations for Catching Fire.
Fellow fansite The Hob got word from one of their readers that the property was getting ready for filming The Hunger Games sequel. Now it seems On Locations Vacations has managed to get a bit more information on just what is planned for Swan House:
Over in our main Catching Fire post we recently added a tip, courtesy of The Hob, that The Hunger Games sequel was expected to shoot scenes at the Swan House in Atlanta soon.
Thanks to one of our tipsters we’ve now learned the Swan House will be used for a party scene for The Capitol on Sept 26, 27, 28. They also told us the shoot will include some custom-made costumes for the party goers, including a suit made out of bricks.
All of this matches up with the Swan House being listed as closed from now until September 28. Can’t wait to see what the do with it, but it certainly is a gorgeous property.
Even though Lionsgate has since removed the press release from their publicity page, and the casting isn’t included on theCatching Fire Casting page on Facebook, we’re assuming this announcement is official: Jeffrey Wright has been cast as Beetee!
With filming set to begin next week, we were wondering when we’d get more casting announcements – and Beetee was just the character we were looking for. Learn more about Jeffrey on his IMDb page.
JEFFREY WRIGHT CAST AS BEETEE IN LIONSGATE’S THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Santa Monica, CA, September 7, 2012- Lionsgate® and the filmmakers of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE are pleased to announce that Jeffrey Wright has been cast in the role of Beetee in the much anticipated film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ worldwide smash hit novel Catching Fire. Hailing from District 3, Beetee earns the nickname “Volts” because of his electronics expertise. Continue reading →