Huge Display for THG: Catching Fire at CinemaCon


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There’s going to be a Lionsgate presentation at this year’s CinemaCon event in Las Vegas for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The conference is all about debuting upcoming films and products –  taking along some of the big stars, producers and directors to talk to cinema onwers and operators from around the world.

Lionsgate will be giving its presentation on Thursday April 18 with word that Sam Claflin, who plays Finnick Odair, will be there.

Collider has been down at the venue and spied this really huge display for Catching Fire. As you can see, Lionsgate has placed huge versions of the Character osters next to one another in a massive display.

They’re also reporting that Lionsgate will be showing new footage of the film at CinemaCon.  We will be sure to keep you updated.

You can check out the rest of the pics here.

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MTV’s Exclusive GIF from ‘Catching Fire’ Teaser


MTV has just released this GIF of Katniss and Peeta being presented by Effie, which was the quick peek we saw in the 10-second teaser released last week. This time we get to see the front of the two Victors and Effie as they walk out of a Justice Building.

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So exciting!! Just 4 more days until the trailer debuts at the Movie Awards!!

Stills from the teaser for the Catching Fire trailer


I’m sure by now you’ve seen the teaser for the teaser of  Catching Fire!  On April 14, we’ll finally get to see some real footage from The Hunger Games sequel when two and a half minutes of film will be shown at the MTV Movie Awards.

In the meantime, here’s three of the main screen shots of the snippet of footage we’ve been able to see so far.

From the three brief scenes in the teaser for the teaser, it looks like it’s Katniss and Peeta making their victory tour stop in District 11 – a significant moment in the book; a point where Katniss begins to see that a rebellion is brewing under the surface.

We can’t wait for April 14 to see that little bit more!

First Catching Fire Teaser Trailer to Premiere April 14


No fooling this time – MTV has just announced that they will be premiering the exclusive first look at the Catching Fire teaser trailer during the MTV Movie Awards, airing April 14,  9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 Central.

And apparently it’s not just any old trailer, but  two and a half minutes of “not-to-miss” footage from The Hunger Games sequel.

MTV also posted a video where we can catch the first glimpses of the film!

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MTV TO EXCLUSIVELY WORLD PREMIERE
THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED TEASER TRAILER

FOR LIONSGATE’S “THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE”
DURING THE “2013 MTV MOVIE AWARDS” LIVE

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT

Film’s Star Liam Hemsworth Will Introduce 2 ½ Minutes of Not-to-Miss Footage

Teaser Trailer to Debut Online at THEHUNGERGAMESEXPLORER.COM following the Show

Rumor: Colton Haynes in the Running for Finnick?


Another actor’s name has been tossed in the mix for the role of Finnick in Catching Fire: Colton Haynes from MTV’s “Teen Wolf.” Blogger Brian Tuft says that he recently met Colton and talked with him about the role of Finnick.

When I told him he was my pick for the role, he told me that the three who were widely reported as having the role on lock [Armie Hammer, Garrett Hedlund and Taylor Kitsch] are not in the running at this point as far as he knew and that it was just a rumor. When I asked if this meant I should remain hopeful, he said yes. He has been in contact with the studio and has a meeting there next week. He kept it vague, and I understand completely. I imagine the studio wants things kept very much under wraps.

We aren’t familiar with this blogger and can’t vouch for the validity of his report, so please – as always – consider this a rumor.

Katniss Nominated for Best Hero at the MTV Movie Awards


We have another nomination to be added to the list ‘The Hunger Games‘ is racking in for the MTV Movie Awards, making it the movie with the most nominations!

It was announced today that our heroine, Katniss Everdeen, has been nominated for the Best Hero award in the MMA’s first ever Social Voting category. Here’s what that means:

Fans of onscreen heroics should get their fingertips ready to tear up Twitter because that’s where they’ll be voting for their favorite onscreen do-gooder in the new category of Best Hero for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

Beginning Tuesday (May 29) and right on through to the live show on June 3, fans can vote and track the nominees for Best Hero, presented by Sprint, via Twitter using hashtags associated with the nominees. Is your favorite hero a contender?

Here are the nominees:

  • Harry Potter, “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (#votepotter)
  • Katniss Everdeen, “The Hunger Games” (#votekatniss)
  • Thor, “Thor” (#votethor)
  • Captain America, “Captain America” (#votecaptain)
  • Jenko, “21 Jump Street” (#votejenko)

You can vote starting Today up until the live show, which airs June 3rd at 9 PM ET. And don’t forget to vote for ‘The Hunger Games‘ in their other 8 categories!

source: MTV

The Hunger Games gets nominated for 8 MTV Movie Awards


MTV announced the full list of nominees for the MTV Movie Awards 2012The Hunger Games is nominated for 8 categories, being, alongside Bridesmaids, the most nominated movie of the year. These are the categories The Hunger Games is competing for:

» Movie of the Year
» Best Male Performance (Jennifer Lawrence)
» Best Female Performance (Josh Hutcherson)
» Breakthrough Performance (Liam Hemsworth)
» Best Cast
» Best On-Screen Transformation (Elizabeth Banks)
» Best Fight (Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig)
» Bes Kiss (Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson)

Voting began yesterday, on May 1st at 8 a.m. ET. The 21st annual MTV Movie Awards air live Sunday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET!

Read the full note to see the complete lists of nominees in the categories where The Hunger Games is included. The biggest opponents are Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Bridesmaids. Continue reading

Video: Josh Hutcherson Is ‘Extremely Sad’ Gary Ross Won’t Return for ‘Catching Fire’


MTV talked with Josh Hutcherson at CinemaCon about Gary Ross stepping down as director for Catching Fire and Francis Lawrence stepping in for the job.

‘Catching Fire’ Director Breakdown: Francis Lawrence and Bennett Miller


If the rumors are true, than Francis Lawrence or Bennett Miller will be taking over ‘The Hunger Games‘ franchise and directing ‘Catching Fire‘. MTV has done a breakdown of both potential directors, take a look and let us know what you think in the comments!

Bennett Miller

Bennett Miller Director Catching FireBackground: Documentary

Miller’s first film was a doc he directed and shot called “The Cruise” about a New York City tour guide.

Big Break: “Capote”

Miller’s first feature film was a biography of Truman Capote during his years writing “In Cold Blood.” Miller’s college classmate, Dan Futterman, wrote the screenplay. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s role in the film won him an Academy Award for Best Actor.

What You Probably Know Him From: “Moneyball”

When “Hunger Games” second unit director Steven Soderbergh’s version of the baseball drama ran aground, Miller picked up the project and led the film to a Best Picture nomination at this year’s Academy Awards.

Pros: Character and Vision

In both of Miller’s feature films, the characters have been in the foreground. “Capote” examined the life of a lost and broken man just as he was reaching the height of his fame. With “Moneyball,” he took a book that did not seem fit for a narrative film and made one of last year’s best movies. He could definitely handle the complex relationships of the series.

Cons: He’s Busy

Since finishing “Capote,” Miller has tried to get a film called “Foxcatcher” off the ground. It would follow the true story of a paranoid millionaire who murdered an Olympic wrestler. Channing Tatum and Steve Carell have been on board since the fall, and Mark Ruffalo joined the film earlier this week. If Miller gets the job on “Catching Fire,” “Foxcatcher” would inevitably be put on the back burner once again.

Francis Lawrence

Francis Lawrence Director Catching FireBackground: Music Videos

Lawrence began his career making quite the name for himself as a music video director. His work includes clips for “Waiting for Tonight” by Jennifer Lopez and “I’m a Slave 4 U” by Britney Spears.

Big Break: “Constantine” His first feature was the comic book adaptation “Constantine” starring Keanu Reeves as a supernatural detective.

What You Probably Know Him From: “I Am Legend” and “Water for Elephants” Lawrence helmed the half-a-billion-dollar Will Smith vehicle “I Am Legend.” It was a huge hit at the box office and the second-biggest film of Smith’s career. The director’s most recent film was the Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson romance “Water for Elephants.”

Pros: Style and Action

Lawrence’s background directing music videos helped him establish a particular look for his work, and since most of his films have been action movies, taking on the stunts for “Catching Fire” wouldn’t be a problem.

Cons: Track Record

Of all the directors mentioned so far as candidates for the “Catching Fire” job, Lawrence has the least impressive résumé. Every other director has earned Oscar nominations for their films or the actors in them.

Read the whole article here!

So which director would you prefer for ‘Catching Fire’? Francis Lawrence or Bennett Miller?

Source: MTV

Watch the Red Carpet at ‘The Hunger Games’ World Premiere Online


Want to see the Hunger Games cast walk the red carpet at the world premiere tonight? If so, you can watch the Yahoo! livestream right here on our site starting at 5:30PM PT / 8:30PM ET!

These sites are also hosting livestreams:
MTV
Entertainment Weekly
E! Online