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Mockingjay Part 2 is still pushing, and the film has now released its final trailer, and we finally get a clip that details something outside the scope of the trailers. There’s also a special IMAX poster, because why would you not?
The trailer, an especially long one, gives quite the rundown of events, as if you needed them, and the clip finally gives us a look at a scene that doesn’t exist in the trailer. It also lays some solid groundwork for the struggle Katniss needs to go through, if the ending is going to manage any power.
The first half of Mockingjay didn’t really give us much that is going to propel us toward the ending, with a great deal of focus being on survival and war, and very little on Coin.
Take a look below, and make sure to get your tickets now.
Mockingjay Part 2 Final »
- Marc Eastman
Exclusive: Screenwriter Matt Charman and Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson have closed a deal with Fox 2000 for Wilderness. The logline, which is believed to have a particularly original take and does have Ya elements, is being kept closely under wraps. It is high concept enough for Fox to have moved so pre-emptively and decisively. Jacobson initially brought the idea to Charman, who fleshed it out enough for her to pitch- successfully- to Fox execs. Brad Simpson (World… »
For hardcore fans, no running time would have been long enough for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.
Luckily for us, it looks like the concluding chapter of the hugely successful franchise will at least be the longest film of the series.
According to a press release about the film's UK premiere on November 5, Mockingjay - Part 2 will be 147 minutes long - one minute longer than Catching Fire.
When added to Mockingjay - Part 1's relatively svelte running time of 123 minutes, that means Suzanne Collins's final book has been transformed into an epic four-and-a-half hours of film.
The premiere at London's Odeon Leicester Square is set to be attended by the film's stars Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Sam Claflin, Natalie Dormer, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
Following the first cast photos released back in May, FX Networks has released the first teaser trailer for American Crime Story, debuting this February. While a specific premiere date has not been given, the series may likely debut after American Horror Story's Season 5 run ends, since both shows were created by Ryan Murphy. The trailer doesn't show any footage, but we do get some brief snippets of dialogue from John Travolta as defense attorney Robert Shapiro, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark, Courtney B. Vance as defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran and Cuba Gooding Jr. as the defendant O.J. Simpson.
Based on the book The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin, the limited series is a look at the O.J. Simpson trial told from the perspective of the lawyers. It explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, »
The finale to The Hunger Games is coming, and no stone is going to be left unturned when it comes to the perhaps needless marketing efforts. The latest installment gives a touching rundown of Prim, who, let’s face it, might not get as much attention as she deserves.
The film naturally has a lot of other efforts going on, including a couple of treats for those who might want their tickets early, or catch Part 1 and Part 2 together.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 tickets will go on sale nationally on Thursday, October 1, 2015 beginning at 12pm Est/9am Pst. Buy tickets in the first 24 hours to receive a bonus digital download of Mockingjay Part 1! The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Showtime’s will begin 7pm on Thursday, November 19, and starting on Wednesday, November 18, fans will have the option to screen a double feature of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay »
- Marc Eastman
The story follows the black-sheep son of a police captain who gets involved in escalating levels of organized crime during the Prohibition. [Source: Deadline]
"The Age of Adaline" screenwriter J. Mills Goodloe has sold the original action-thriller pitch "Sana" to Studio Canal. The story follows a Germany-based Air Force major who who flies Predator drones over Yemen.
He discovers his entire squadron has been poisoned by a jihadist infiltrator. Given only days to live, he travels to the Arabian Peninsula to hunt down the men responsible. [Source: THR]
Untitled Horror Project
Red Granite Pictures ("The Wolf of Wall Street") are developing an untitled psychological horror film based on an idea from co-topper Joey McFarland. Riza Aziz and McFarland are producers while Seth W. Owen will pen the script. »
- Garth Franklin
Lionsgate has acquired the movie rights to Steve Hamilton’s upcoming novel “The Second Life of Nick Mason.”
Lionsgate made the deal with Hamilton’s reps preemptively. Putnam will publish “Nick Mason” in May as the first in a series; the titular character is a career criminal who’s released early from prison and finds himself forced to commit felonies for a Chicago crime lord while pursued by the detective who put him behind bars.
Hamilton also wrote “The Lock Artist” and the Alex McKnight series.
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Lionsgate has preemptively acquired The Second Life Of Nick Mason, a potential franchise based on the first in a series of books by Steve Hamilton. This comes on the heels of a new four-book deal Hamilton signed with Putnam, ending his 17-year relationship with St. Martin’s Press. Putnam will publish the novel next May. Hamilton is the two-time Edgar-winning author of The Lock Artist and the Alex McKnight series that spans 10 books. Nina Jacobson, who produced T… »
The dusty old tome Homer's The Odyssey just got fuel-injected with some much-needed excitement. It sounds as though Hugh Jackman is taking this trip to ancient Greece. The star is currently in talks to headline the Lionsgate fantasy adventure based on the ancient poem. It was announced in April that Lionsgate plans to turn the title into a huge action-adventure tentpole.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 director Francis Lawrence is behind the helm. And he's bringing producer Nina Jacobson along for the ride. In May, CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed that Francis Lawrence's deal is for more than one movie. Though how many installments are planned isn't yet known.
Francis Lawrence also directed the second installment of the The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, after original director Gary Ross backed out. Nina Jacobson has been onboard for all four of The Hunger Games movies, »
So far, Jackman is the only actor attached to the project, though the studio has already set Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence to helm and producer Nina Jacobson to oversee the film. Penning the script will be another Hunger Games alum, Peter Craig. The scribe wrote both Mockingjay films, and it’s clear that him and Lawrence worked well together on that franchise, which should bode well for The Odyssey.
The studio is hoping for Jackman to take on the lead role here, that of Odysseus, a Greek hero who “makes the long voyage home to Ithaca after the fall of Troy. This 10-year journey sees Odysseus’ ship blown off course, which leads him and his men into a variety of thrilling adventures. »
- James Garcia
"The Hunger Games" sequel director Francis Lawrence and that series' producer Nina Jacobson are attached to the property, as is "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" scribe Peter Craig who will pen the script.
A follow-up of sorts to "The Iliad," the classic 8th century B.C. tale centers on Odysseus and his legendary journey home after the fall of Troy. During the many years it takes, his wife Penelope fights off suitors.
Lionsgate has not set a release date for the film.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
The studio announced in April that it had set “The Odyssey” with “Hunger Games” director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson attached. CEO Jon Feltheimer disclosed in May that the deal with Lawrence was for more than one movie.
Lawrence took over directing duties on the final three “Hunger Games” movies (including the upcoming “Mockingjay — Part 2”) after Gary Ross exited following the first film. Jacobson has also produced all four films through her Color Force producing banner.
- Dave McNary
Another San Diego Comic-Con International has come and gone. This year was a great year for films, friends, and fun! Check out my Top 10 cinematic moments from this years con. Also, be sure to share your favorite moments from this year. I’d love to hear from you! Now, let’s get started!
Let me start off by saying that I have not been looking forward to this film. I’m not stoked on the new batsuit, and disagree with their casting of Lex Luthor, simply because I feel as though the character should be older. Having said that, this is the best trailer that I have seem thus far, and I really hope that they prove me wrong. Check out the all new trailer that debuted in Hall H and let me know what you think!
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, »
- Melissa Howland
Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler said in statement Tuesday: “We are elated to expand upon our already extraordinary relationship with John and feel honored to be able to enhance our creative horizons together. He is truly a force of nature and we are proud to be part of his world.”
Under the deal, Green will collaborate with Temple Hill Entertainment principals Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen on several projects. Temple Hill, which produced the “Twilight” movies and “The Fault in Our Stars” film, already has a first-look deal at Fox.
“The Fault in Our Stars” was a breakout hit last year with over $300 million in worldwide grosses on a budget of under $15 million. The film adaptation of “Paper Towns” — produced by Bowen, Godfrey and Green — opens Friday »
- Dave McNary
Last weekend, some of the main stars of the upcoming "Hunger Games 4 Mockingjay Part 2" drama/action flick, arrived at the huge 2015 Comic-Con event in San Diego,California to participate in the Q&A spoiler panel (video below). The panel featured stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Willow Shields along with director Francis Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson, and it was moderated by talk show host, Conan O'Brien. In the clip, Francis revealed that Katniss will get totally back into action in this final installment. She'll be going after the evil President Snow. It's going to feature some really exciting battle footage. He went into talking about shooting some very difficult scenes in New York and so on, and so forth. After that, each of the stars talked about their respective characters and what they'll be up to in the final installment along with answering fan questions, and more. Check it out, »
- Andre Braddox
Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer
San Diego (AP) - There's a Hulk-sized hole at Comic-Con this year. Three of the major studios and Disney/Marvel are not hosting a panel in the main hall at the annual fan festival. That means no Iron Man, no Captain America, and no Spider-Man - at least their filmed versions.
Going back to 2010, Marvel has been a main event at Comic-Con, with their Disney properties usually serving as the marquis presentations. With a slate that extends through 2019, a film currently in production ("Captain America: Civil War") and another coming out next week ("Ant-Man"), it seems like an odd choice.
Their absence in the San Diego Convention Center's huge Hall H is not only dispiriting to fans, it's also a subtle sign that the 45-year-old pop-culture extravaganza has become less relevant to the shifting marketing strategies of the major studios.
Sony Pictures, which just »
- The Associated Press
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’s Jennifer Lawrence [Katniss Everdeen], Josh Hutcherson [Peeta Mellark], Liam Hemsworth [Gale Hawthorne], Willow Shields [Primrose Everdeen], Director Francis Lawrence, and Producer Nina Jacobson participated in Comic Con International’s Hall H Panel, walked a press line, and then completed a Press Conference on behalf of the film in San Diego, California, and Wamg was there. Check out the press conference in its entirety below as Jennifer talks reality TV, Malibu, and playing such a strong character. Video is below… because, come on… there’s no other way to capture the essence of J-Law’s awesomeness!
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow [Donald Sutherland] in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale [Liam Hemsworth], Finnick [Sam Claflin] and Peeta [Josh Hutcherson] – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage »
- Melissa Howland
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2's Jennifer Lawrence [Katniss Everdeen], Josh Hutcherson [Peeta Mellark], Liam Hemsworth [Gale Hawthorne], Willow Shields [Primrose Everdeen], Director Francis Lawrence, and Producer Nina Jacobson participated in Comic Con International's Hall H Panel, walked a press line, and then completed a Press Conference on behalf of the film in San Diego, California. The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival - they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends - including Gale, Finnick and Peeta - Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 »
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