Lionsgate Entertainment World with ‘The Hunger Games’ attractions to open in China

Lionsgate’s theme park in China, which we first heard about back in 2015, now has an opening date: July 31st. Thanks to Variety, we know that the Lionsgate Entertainment World will include 25 attractions from its six global franchises: The Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent, Now You See Me, Gods of Egypt, and Escape Plan. “From escaping the Capitol, to braving the mental and physical challenges of Dauntless, to taking on a newborn … Continue reading Lionsgate Entertainment World with ‘The Hunger Games’ attractions to open in China

[Updated] ‘The Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming May 2020; Lionsgate working on a movie

Welcome back, Tributes! We’re in for the greatest surprise today. Author Suzanne Collins has announced a new The Hunger Games novel set 64 years before the events of the first novel, much before when Katniss Everdeen was forced into the to-death competition. In a statement, Scholastic Trade Publishing President Ellie Berger said, “Suzanne Collins is a master at combining brilliant storytelling, superb world building, breathtaking suspense, and … Continue reading [Updated] ‘The Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming May 2020; Lionsgate working on a movie

‘The Hunger Games’ Exhibition is heading to Las Vegas

The latest destination of The Hunger Games Exhibition is MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The exhibition will open May 1. “We are excited to be able to bring the stories of Katniss, The Capitol and District 13 to life in Las Vegas for fans through immersive sets, costumes and interactive experiences,” says Jenefer Brown, Lionsgate senior vp global live and location based entertainment. “The Hunger Games: … Continue reading ‘The Hunger Games’ Exhibition is heading to Las Vegas

Happy 7th Anniversary to ‘The Hunger Games’ movie!

The first installment in The Hunger Games movies came out on March 23, 2012. On the opening weekend, it had the third highest-gross in North America, and the franchise went on to be the eighth highest-grossing of all time. Here’s a round-up of what the cast of the first movie has been up to! We will see Jennifer Lawrence later this year when she reprises her role … Continue reading Happy 7th Anniversary to ‘The Hunger Games’ movie!

Suzanne Collins talks ‘The Hunger Games’ books, Katniss’s family, Peeta and Gale, and lots more

The Hunger Games fandom knows it’s not every day we hear from Suzanne Collins, and so every interview, every appearance is a day to cherish. As it is the tenth anniversary year of The Hunger Games‘s first publication, here is one such day: the author sat down with publisher David Levithan for New York Times to talk about the books and the movies. The interview is an … Continue reading Suzanne Collins talks ‘The Hunger Games’ books, Katniss’s family, Peeta and Gale, and lots more

Authors talk The Hunger Games and Katniss Everdeen’s impact on YA literature

In an essay on the tenth anniversary year of The Hunger Games, YA author Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes) discusses her hero, Katniss Everdeen, and the altered YA landscape in the wake of the series’s success. Along with Tahir, Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles) and Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows), too, contributed to what made Katniss and the books a phenomenon. Read excerpts from the essay … Continue reading Authors talk The Hunger Games and Katniss Everdeen’s impact on YA literature

Amandla Stenberg is TIME’s Next Generation Leader

TIME Magazine’s October cover story focuses on next generation leaders, including rising activists, artists and athletes. The Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg is one of the featured. The story discusses Amandla’s projects, including the YA adaptation, The Hate U Give, in theaters this Friday, and her popular activism which can be traced back to the 2015 video, “Don’t Cash My Cornrows.” Although Stenberg got her start in films … Continue reading Amandla Stenberg is TIME’s Next Generation Leader

Sam Claflin joins ‘The Hunger Games’ co-star Elizabeth Banks in Charlie’s Angels

Sam Claflin is joining the cast of Sony’s Charlie’s Angels reboot. He will be teaming up with his The Hunger Games co-star Elizabeth Banks, who is directing and starring in the project. According to Variety: The film will focus on the next generation of Angels working for the mysterious Charlie. The Townsend Agency has grown considerably and gone global, providing security and intelligence services to a … Continue reading Sam Claflin joins ‘The Hunger Games’ co-star Elizabeth Banks in Charlie’s Angels

Amandla Stenberg discusses her career and working with Jennifer Lawrence

In a story for Variety last month, actress Amandla Stenberg talks about her career, diversity in Hollywood, and more. On working on The Hunger Games at the age of 14, Amandla says, “It was all a dream come true.” “As a kid, it was my favorite book.” She recently saw co-star Jennifer Lawrence at a breakfast event. “She said, ‘Oh, my God, you have boobs!’” Stenberg recalls with … Continue reading Amandla Stenberg discusses her career and working with Jennifer Lawrence

Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany narrating ‘The Hunger Games’ special edition audiobook

As The Hunger Games turned 10 this year, Scholastic is releasing a special anniversary edition audiobook, narrated by Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany. The audiobook will feature a bonus track Q&A with Maslany. In addition, the CD is packaged with an insert that contains the exclusive content included in the Hunger Games Special Edition print book: an in-depth interview with Collins about the origins of the series, and an engaging … Continue reading Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany narrating ‘The Hunger Games’ special edition audiobook