Geek Peek: First Official Images From ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’
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A collection of first images from the highly anticipated second installment in the Hunger Games movie franchise, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, have been released online.

The images show Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne, and newcomer Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair.

You can check out all of the images below now.

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‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Star Josh Hutcherson On What Audiences Will See In IMAX
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The action sequences for The Hunger Games weren’t necessarily the best mostly because of the shaky camera scenes and jarring transitions. Hopefully director Francis Lawrence can learn from those mistakes and create a more fluid action sequence that is easier on the eyes. Lawrence is currently overseeing production for the film and as it gets closer to wrapping up shooing, one of the film’s stars, Josh Hutcherson, is speaking out about what we will see and how it will look on IMAX.

We’ve recently learned that some of the film’s action sequences will be shot using IMAX cameras. The success of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and the final two films of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy has set a trend for blockbuster films to use the technology in its rawest form.

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One Spark Lights Up ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Motion Poster
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There is going to be a very familiar tune when you take a look at the new motion poster for the highly anticipated The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Production for the new Francis Lawrence-directed film should be nearing completion. In two days we will be a year way from the film’s release, so the Lionsgate marketing team has decided to release the brand new poster now.

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, and Donald Sutherland will all be joined by newcomers Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lynn Cohen, Alan Ritchson, Sam Claflin and Jeffrey Wright. With a new poster out, this could mean that a teaser trailer is not too far behind. Lionsgate will release The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in IMAX on November 22, 2013. Check out the new motion poster below.

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Francis Lawrence To Direct ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Two-Part Finale
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Production for Catching Fire, the sequel adaptation for Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games, is already underway with Francis Lawrence (Constantine & I am Legend) serving as director. Originally it was thought that Lionsgate would move forward with a new director overseeing production for the two-part finale adaptation of Mockingjay. Well, that is no longer the case as Collider reports that Lawrence will be directing the final two films of The Hunger Games trilogy.

Collider was the very first to discover details the latest deal, which is still very hot so it could be a while before Lionsgate officially announces the deal as set. Game Changer screenwriter Danny Strong is currently busy adapting the final two parts of Mockingjay. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I arrives on November 21, 2014, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II hits theaters the following year on November 20, 2015.

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‘Game Change’ Scribe Danny Strong To Write Final Scripts For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’
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The first part of The Hunger Games trilogy featured the writing talents of Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray. Catching Fire, the second part (to be directed by Francis Lawrence), features a draft penned by Slumdog Millionaire screenwriter Simon Befouy and rewrites by Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt. While it’s very likely that Lionsgate will hire a new director for Mockingjay, the studio has already hired a screenwriter to adapt the third and final part of The Hunger Games trilogy. Word is that Lionsgate is hiring Game Change and Recount wrtier Danny Strong to pen the draft for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & Part 2.

Variety’s report confirms that the studio will be changing writers for the third act of the trilogy. Strong, who has written two powerful political pieces for HBO Films, Recount and Game Change, has already turned in a script for Lee Daniel’s upcoming historical drama The Butler. Strong already has an impressive track record for writing quality scripts. His two political pieces have won a number of Emmys. Daniels’ is also using his script for the upcoming political drama The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker.

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