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Old July 11 2012, 02:21 AM   #1
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Hunger Games Finale ‘Mockingjay’ will be two movies

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 20, 2015. The first sequel, Catching Fire, is coming out November 22, 2013.
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LG has officially split final book into two movies like the Twilight and Potter finales. We will be getting a new HG movie every year starting next year until the end of the series.
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Old July 11 2012, 02:53 AM   #2
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Re: Hunger Games Finale ‘Mockingjay’ will be two movies

Is it a book that can "naturally" be split into two parts like the Potter one or one that has to be forced and padded like Twilight?
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Old July 11 2012, 03:12 AM   #3
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Is it a book that can "naturally" be split into two parts like the Potter one or one that has to be forced and padded like Twilight?
It depends on who you ask.

The third book was actually one page shorter than the second book (290 pages), but the author really skipped out on details. Important events barely get mentioned or they are over in a single paragrpah. The third book felt super rushed.

It really doesn't need to be split into two movies, but if they actually put stuff that wasn't in the books to improve the story then that would be great.

Obviously Lionsgate is doing this for the money.
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Old July 11 2012, 08:44 AM   #4
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Yeah, it felt really rushed and I don't know if that would work well on screen without Katniss' inner monolouge. Probably a good idea, creatively and obviously financially.
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Old July 11 2012, 09:26 AM   #5
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Re: Hunger Games Finale ‘Mockingjay’ will be two movies

Big non-surprise. After Harry Potter and Twilight all the series are going to start splitting their adaptations into two.

Waiting patiently for the announcement that The Hobbit part 2 will be split into two movies as well.
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Old July 11 2012, 09:36 AM   #6
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What a shock.
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Old July 11 2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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Re: Hunger Games Finale ‘Mockingjay’ will be two movies

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Is it a book that can "naturally" be split into two parts like the Potter one or one that has to be forced and padded like Twilight?
It depends on who you ask.

The third book was actually one page shorter than the second book (290 pages), but the author really skipped out on details. Important events barely get mentioned or they are over in a single paragrpah. The third book felt super rushed.

It really doesn't need to be split into two movies, but if they actually put stuff that wasn't in the books to improve the story then that would be great.

Obviously Lionsgate is doing this for the money.
Yeah, they could add a lot of things that Katniss wasn't present to and didn't witness - like they did in the first movie with the Capitol stuff. I loved Mockingjay and it's probably my favorite out of the 3 books, but there are a lot of things in it that can be expanded without the 1st person narrative constraints. I assume that Collins is going to be working with them on the scripts?

I just wonder what the cutoff between the movies will be. The ending of Catching Fire is a huge cliffhanger in addition to
They will be looking for a big cliffhanger/powerful ending for movie 3, too. What could it be?
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Old July 11 2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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I just wonder what the cutoff between the movies will be. The ending of Catching Fire is a huge cliffhanger in addition to
They will be looking for a big cliffhanger/powerful ending for movie 3, too. What could it be?
My guess?



Since the author worked on the first movie's screenplay, I'm expecting her to be back for all the sequels.
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Old July 11 2012, 09:11 PM   #9
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Mockingjay didn't feel rushed to me, as such. It's just that Katniss' role in the rebellion kept her from being where she and the reader wanted her to be. As the books are written in first person, a lot of events by necessity had to be skipped.
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Old July 11 2012, 11:20 PM   #10
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Big shock. So what's the bet that when the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy are made into films, the last book is split in half? Simply for the extra $$$ value to be had
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Old July 11 2012, 11:34 PM   #11
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Waiting patiently for the announcement that The Hobbit part 2 will be split into two movies as well.
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Old July 11 2012, 11:44 PM   #12
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Woody Harrelson said he signed on for 4 movies, so this news just makes it official.
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Old July 12 2012, 12:03 AM   #13
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So is Hunger Games the first four part trilogy in history?
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Old July 12 2012, 12:07 AM   #14
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So is Hunger Games the first four part trilogy in history?
All I know is that the title for this thing will be clunky as hell.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1"
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Old July 12 2012, 04:24 AM   #15
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Big shock. So what's the bet that when the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy are made into films, the last book is split in half? Simply for the extra $$$ value to be had
My SiL was telling me about that book today... Most fucked up thing I've heard about.
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