Report: ‘Mockingjay Part 1′ to Begin Production in September


Production Weekly is reporting that production on Mockingjay Part 1 will start September 16th with shooting locations in Atlanta and Boston.

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Right now these are all rumors – once we have the official word, we will be sure to update you all!

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Jennifer Lawrence Covers W Magazine


Our Mockingjay Jennifer Lawrence, who plays we all know Katniss Everdeen, is gracing the cover of this months W Magazine. In the interview she talks about Silver Linings, X-Men and The Hunger Games! Check out an excerpt below!

As soon as you got the part of Katniss, you began training. I read somewhere that you are so good with a bow and arrow that you could compete in archery at the Olympics.

I do love archery. I could kill someone with a bow and arrow if they’d hold still! With Hunger Games, I got really nervous about signing on to that huge franchise. I was afraid that Katniss would overwhelm any other character I’d try to do. But I love Katniss, and she didn’t take over as much of my life as I thought she would.

 

You play a rather crazy widow in Silver Linings. Technically, you are too young to play that character. Did you have to audition?

I did. But I didn’t mind. People always worry that I’m wrong for the part: I’m usually too young—or, in the case of Katniss, they thought I was too old. I was blonde, and Katniss is brunette. So many problems. There were a lot of things that we just brushed under the rug.

‘Mockingjay Part 1′ & ‘Part 2′ Will Film Back-to-Back


On a conference call with analysts, Lionsgate revealed that they plan to shoot Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2 back-to-back, meaning one director will helm both films (and it’s believed Lionsgate is already searching for the director).

Although no director has been selected for the two planned films to be adapted from “Mockingjay,” the third book in the “Hunger Games” trilogy, Wachsberger said that the two movies, to be released in November 2014 and 2015, will be shot together.

Because of that, Wachsberger said, “we expect the average budget [for the ‘Mockingjay’ movies] to be slightly lower than ‘Catching Fire.’” And with lower costs, he added, “profitability should come up with the final two installments.”

You can read the full article at the Los Angeles Times, which includes details about Catching Fire not being expected to make as much money for Lionsgate as The Hunger Games did simply because the production costs will be higher (though they didn’t specific the budget for the sequel).

Filming back-to-back will help cut down on budget costs, ensure consistency and continuity between the final films, help them meet their release dates, and free up the actors’ time to work on other projects.

Is Lionsgate Already Looking at Mockingjay Part 1 & 2 Directors?


We’re still yet to find out exactly who will be in Catching Fire and the shooting schedule set down for later in the year, but it seems Lionsgate producers are on the look out for the best director – or directors – to take on the Mockingjay movies.

IndieWire is reporting that  Lionsgate, along with author Suzanne Collins and producer Nina Jacobsen are vetting potential candidates.

New Lionsgate movie chiefs, Summit’s Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, producers Nina Jacobson and author Suzanne Collins are currently vetting the right directors for the last two “Mockingjay” films, which are also hurtling into production (for release November 2014 and 2015), too fast for Francis Lawrence to be in charge. The second “Twilight” could have been a better movie had it not been so rushed, but Summit got away with it and laughed all the way to the bank. So they are following the same playbook.

The first of the Mockingjay movies will come out just one year after Catching Fire, making it a tight schedule for Francis Lawrence to be involved. It’s still anyone’s guess if the Mockingjay movies will be filmed at the same time with the same director, or separately, with different people in charge.

Predictions for Split of the Two Mockingjay Films


Once Lionsgate confirmed Mockingjay will be made into two films, we all have been wondering how they will split the story. A few media outlets have dissected the book and shared their thoughts on the subject.

***MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!***

Entertainment Weekly has come up with a few scenarios:

SPLIT POINT #1: District 13 is attacked
Catching Fire ends with Peeta falling into the clutches of the Capitol as Katniss, Gale, and Haymitch hole up in the underground, mysterious District 13, and Katniss begrudgingly lets the rebellion transform her into the symbol of their struggle: the Mockingjay. During a propaganda broadcast by the Capitol, Peeta manages to warn District 13 that an attack is eminent, giving everyone enough time to prepare.
The climax: In the book, District 13 is basically a giant bunker, butMockingjay Part 1 could fudge things and allow for a Helm’s Deep-like battle in which District 13 emerges the victor.
The cliffhanger: Afterwards, Katniss realizes that whatever she does as the Mockingjay to rally support will only be taken out on Peeta by the Capitol. She has a nervous breakdown, and is sedated. When she comes to, Haymitch tells her a rescue mission has been launched to save Peeta. Its leader: Gale. OMG! She could lose them both! Continue reading

Lionsgate Announces Release Dates for ‘Mockingjay Part 1′ & ‘Part 2′


Not only do we finally have confirmation that Mockingjay will be split into two films, but we also have release dates for both films! According to Deadline:

BREAKING …Lionsgate will release two films based on Mockingjay, the third book in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will bow worldwide November 21, 2014, followed by The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 on November 20th, 2015. The first sequel, Catching Fire, is coming out November 22, 2013.

Looks like each movie will be a year apart (as opposed to the year-and-a-half wait between The Hunger Games and Catching Fire) and will be released around the prime Thanksgiving holiday box office.

If The Hunger Games Characters had to join Hogwarts Houses


As the Huffington Post points out, the MTV Movie Awards put two fandoms right up against each other – those of us that love The Hunger Games and wanted them to do well in their nominations, and the legions of fans supporting Harry Potter.  Then there’s a bunch of fans that love BOTH.

The Huffington Post decided to do a bit of a mashup and ask the question  – what would happen if  the characters from The Hunger Games were sorted into Hogwarts houses?

You can click here to see what they decided, but at least for Katniss, Peeta and Gale, this is how they see it:

Katniss: Slytherin

Slytherin might get a bad rap, but hear us out on this one — it’s not always a bad thing. As a tribute, she’s ultra-focused on survival, a classic Slytherin trait. If she were a Gryffindor, she might sacrifice herself in the Games so that another tribute could survive (the way Harry was willing to die for the good of others in the final scenes of Deathly Hallows). Instead, she’s a fierce competitor with a deep instinct to survive. Continue reading

Fan-Made Drawing: Mockingjay


My fourteen-year-old sister’s drawing inspired by the Mockingjay book. I am so proud. :)

Fan-Made Photo: Gale in Mockingjay


My hunting partner, the one person who has my back. There’s nothing to do but move forward, killing whoever comes into our path.

Source: http://buttercupeverdeen.tumblr.com

Fan-Made Songs “The Hanging Tree” From Mockingjay


This is a Fan version of the song “The Hanging Tree” from the novel Mockingjay. Melody, arrangement, and vocals are done by Sam Cushion & Rachel Macwhirter.

And this one is done by Adrisaurus.

Which one do you like the most? :)