Game of Thrones star joins supernatural thriller, based on an original idea by David S Goyer.
Natalie Dormer, who stars in Game Of Thrones and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2, will take the lead in the story about a woman who goes in search of her twin sister in Japan’s haunted Aokigahara forest at the foot of Mt Fuji.
Lava Bear is producing with Goyer through his Phantom Four label.
Lava Bear president Tory Metzger oversees the production.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The latest “Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ teaser explores the concept of “choice” — pondering who actually has one in the desperate fight against the Capitol. In the new trailer, the rebels of District 13 witness Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) acting as a mouthpiece for President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in a piece of propaganda, prompting Gale (Liam Hemsworth) to condemn him for making that choice when he knows what’s at stake.
But while Peeta is left without options, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) still has the freedom to take a stand and launch a rescue attempt, insisting that “when you love somebody, you don’t leave them behind.”
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ hits theaters on November 21.
- Variety Staff
She’s already got a couple of films demanding her attention, but Natalie Dormer is lining up more work. She’s now signed on to the lead for supernatural thriller The Forest.Set in the same location as Gus Van Sant’s new Matthew McConaughey-starring drama Sea Of Trees, The Forest finds a young American woman searching for her vanished twin sister in the Japanese forest of Aokigahara. It’s a place at the foot of Mount Fuji where people traditionally end their lives. But though she’s seeking answers, what she actually discovers is a forest full of the angry souls of the dead who have perished there before. We’re guessing there will be running and screaming before the final credits roll.Jason Zada is directing this one from a script currently undergoing work by Nick Acosta and Sarah Cornwell with Dark Knight trilogy writer and prolific »
"Game of Thrones" star Natalie Dormer is prepared to enter some dark places in the upcoming "The Forest." Dormer -- who will soon be seen in the "The Hunger Games" Mockingjay Part 1" -- will star in the he supernatural thriller, with Jason Zada directing from a script by Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca. "The Forest" in question is the seemingly haunted Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, outside of Tokyo. There, a young American woman (Dormer) begins a desperate search for her missing twin sister. The story idea was originally hatched by "Man of Steel" and "Dark Knight Rises" producer David S. Goyer. Lava Bear Films is producing the film along with Goyer under his Phantom Four banner, while Focus Features will distribute in North America. "The Forest" will be released January 8, 2016. »
- Dave Lewis
Doritos has released a new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 preview, which finds Gale (Josh Hutcherson) and Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) fighting to save the imprisoned Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) from President Snow.
Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) broadcasts the tyranny of a complete takeover as every major character watches on in horror. Peeta, under the control of The Capitol, demands that the entire nation put down their guns immediately, revealing to Katniss for the first time that he is alive. Gale explains that Peeta has made his choice, and that he'd rather die than follow in Mellark's footsteps.
But their freedom begins with Peeta's. Katniss decides that if you truly love someone, you never leave them behind as she picks up her bow, and joins the rebellion in a fight to get him back. Watch as the warriors take on the rebellion in this latest footage from the highly anticipated first »
Lorde isn't letting a pesky World Series stunt get in the way of her growing credibility in the music world. The young singer from New Zealand, who broke out in 2013 with her Grammy-winning single “Royals,” unveiled the tracklisting, featured artists, and key art for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” soundtrack, which she was tapped to curate. The album is available now for pre-order and hits stores and digital retailers on Nov. 17. Continuing to show wisdom and musical knowledge beyond her 17 years, Lorde tapped a diverse cross-section of acts, both younger and older, to provide the music »
- Jeremy Blacklow
A new TV spot has landed online for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, featuring some brand new footage, as Katniss carries the fight to the Capitol. The new film finds the stakes rising ever higher for Katniss, as she finds herself going toe to toe with President Snow's repressive regime. However, as this new spot demonstrates, she remains a force to be reckoned with, with some powerful new allies in the form of ex-President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) and former Gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Take a...
- Total Film
With just a month to go until the release of the highly anticipated movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the marketing has stepped up a gear, and now Lionsgate has released a new TV spot trailer, which offers up some previously unseen footage. Check it out…
What do you make of the TV spot? Let us know…
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Meta Golding, Jena Malone, Stef Dawson, Natalie Dormer, Lily Rabe, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Ross, Mahershala Ali, Wes Chatham, Eldon Henson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Julianne Moore. The film is set for release on November 21st. Watch the latest trailer here.
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- Thomas Roach
Fight for peace; prepare for war. If there was ever a tagline that encapsulated the trials and tribulations of one Katniss Everdeen of District 12, it would be that. After surviving the titular tournament on two consecutive occasions, out heroine now finds herself on the forefront of a revolution in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1.
After leaving us all on tenterhooks at the end of Catching Fire, the upcoming two-part threequel has Katniss seeking shelter in the long-forgotten District 13. With unrest spanning the entire region of Panem, the Mockingjay trains under the tutelage of Julianne Moore’s President Coin, as she strives to rescue Peeta from the clutches of the Capitol.
Much like its predecessor, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 will be helmed by Francis Lawrence. Joining Jennifer Lawrence for the finale are newcomers Natalie Dormer and the aforementioned Moore, with the former actress playing a film director »
- Michael Briers
David Linde’s Lava Bear and Goyer — the screenwriter of the “Dark Knight” trilogy — tapped Jason Zada last year to direct “The Forest,” set in Japan. Nick Acosta and Sarah Cornwell are re-writing the script.
During the Cannes Film Festival, Focus Features picked up North American rights and announced plans to release the film on January 8, 2016. Good Universe has partnered with Lava Bear to handle international sales on the film.
The movie is set in a forest called Aokigahara, a real location in Japan where people go to end their lives, where a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister who has mysteriously disappeared — only to be confronted by the angry souls »
- Dave McNary
Game Of Thrones and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay star Natalie Dormer will lead the David Goyer-produced supernatural thriller The Forest, about an American woman who ventures into Japan’s legendary Aokigahara forest in search of her missing twin sister. Jason Zada is directing from a script by Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca, based on a Goyer idea. Goyer is producing for Phantom Four alongside Lava Bear Films, whose Tory Metzger is overseeing for the company.
Focus has domestic rights and has set a January 8, 2016 release while Good Universe and Lava Bear sell international.
- Jen Yamato
Does anyone else appreciate the delicious irony of the exclusive new Hunger Games spot being sponsored by Doritos? C.mon, Haymitch. Drop a bag of Cool Ranch into the arena so Katniss can fend off those nagging hunger pains. She has a revolution to fight. She can.t pause for lengthy snack breaks! The snack company slaps its brand on the new spot "Choice," shared via Lionsgate and meant to drum up interest in the upcoming sequel The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1. Stanley Tucci.s garish host Caesar Flickerman implores everyone to pay close attention, informing them that whoever they are, and wherever they might be, they are going to want to see this. The "Choice" in the title of the clip refers to a choice Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is making to say the words that are fed into his mouth by President Snow (Donald Sutherland). As you »
Lionsgate has released a new TV Spot (presented by Doritos) for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which features some new footage from the upcoming anticipated sequel.
The sequel stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Julianne Moore, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross, Lily Rabe, Patina Miller, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson, and Robert Knepper.
Directed by Francis Lawrence and based on the novel “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2 make up the third and fourth installments of heroine Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) journey as she leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates, Katniss must decipher for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance. »
- Kellvin Chavez
Graphic artist Dylan Todd (in collaboration with Comics Alliance) has created "Supermovies," an infographic that gives a helpful look at all known superhero movies coming out over the next six years and beyond. All the dates are referenced in detail at Comics Alliance.
2015 looks pretty bare compared to the coming years, but it has some large non superhero movies scheduled, including Star Wars: Episode VII, Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, Tomorrowland, James Bond #24, Fast and Furious 7, Inside Out, Terminator: Genisys, Pan, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Mission: Impossible 5, The Good Dinosaur, and The Hateful Eight. So don't worry, even without a full slate of superhero films, next year is going to be an insane year of movies.
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Any successful film franchise requires solid world-building. In the case of The Hunger Games, that world has a way of extending into ours, thanks to Lionsgate’s brilliant marketing campaign. Their latest effort for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a five-part web series called District Voices, featuring YouTube personalities like iJustine showcasing different […]
The post ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1′ Reveals New TV Spot and ‘District Voices’ Web Series appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Last night I listened to one of the new tracks curated for the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I soundtrack by Lorde called "This Is Not a Game" by The Chemical Brothers featuring Miguel and Lorde and it is a nightmare (listen below). In addition to this, the full soundtrack listing has been posted and goes as follows: Meltdown - Stromae ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & Haim Dead Air - Chvrches Scream My Name - Tove Lo Kingdom - Charli Xcx ft. Simon Le Bon To Be Announced Lost Souls - Raury Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde The Leap - Tinashe Plan The Escape (Son Lux Cover) - Bat For Lashes Original Beast - Grace Jones Flicker (Kanye West Rework) - Lorde Animal - Xov This Is Not A Game - The Chemical Brothers ft. Miguel Ladder Song - Lorde "It was really important to me with the »
- Brad Brevet
Lionsgate has released a new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 TV spot, which contains fresh footage from the upcoming blockbuster. The film finds Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) at the forefront of the rebellion in Panem while Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Johanna (Jena Malone) are held captive in the Capitol. We've had some huge hits this year, but I'm still putting my money on The Girl on Fire for winning the 2014 box office race, especially since this looks like the biggest Hunger Games movie yet. Hit the jump to check out the new TV spot. The film also stars Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, and Donald Sutherland. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens on November 21st. Here’s the official synopsis for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the »
- Matt Goldberg
"Whoever you are, whatever it is you're doing, you are going to want to witness this." The release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I is exactly one month away, and the marketing campaign is heading into overdrive with cross-promotions launching all over the place. We just got an extended TV spot when tickets for the first chapter in the two-part finale went on sale last week, plus there's a new series using YouTube personalities as District Voices for Capitol TV, and now a new TV spot has surfaced from Doritos, the snack brand that wants to be synonymous with a franchise about citizens killing each other due to an overpowered government simply because it has the word "hunger" in the title. Watch TV spot below! Here's the new TV spot for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I from Doritos: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - »
- Ethan Anderton
The Hunger Games books were extremely popular and their film counterparts have proven to be similarly admired. With Jennifer Lawrence portraying Katniss Everdeen, she has earned the franchise a plethora of adoring fans, many of which have never read the books on which the films are based. That means they are unaware of things that have been changed or those that don’t make the cut into the cinematic universe.
As with most successful books that are turned into films, the cinematic versions are often designed and created as pieces of work that can stand alone as a separate entity. That has proven so with Harry Potter, and is even a method of adaptation that is often seen in TV shows, just look at Game of Thrones.
However, not all viewers of the movies have read the books, something that die-hard fans often perceive as a flaw of character, »
- Sean Lunt
James Gunn is riding high right now. He took an obscure team of misfits from Marvel Comics and turned them into the biggest (domestic) movie of the year, at least until The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay - Part 1 hits later in the year.
So, what did Gunn do to celebrate his success? He started writing Guardians of the Galaxy 2, of course.
“I spent all day on Aug. 1, the day the first movie was released, writing ‘Guardians 2.' I was so excited about it and I was finally able to let go of the last one and begin the second one. I always saw this as a universe, not just as one story.”
Here's what he says about the opening of the film:
"It’s going to be a really surprising open. What happens is all the characters are killed in the first 10 minutes,” Gunn joked. “In really horribly brutal fashion. »
- Philip Sticco
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