'Hunger Games' trilogy may get 'Twilight' treatment
June 2nd, 2011
05:23 PM ET

'Hunger Games' trilogy may get 'Twilight' treatment

There's been crazy anticipation for all things “The Hunger Games” ahead of the movie’s 2012 release, and the film’s studio Lionsgate is trying to maintain that buzz for as long as possible.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the studio is planning to make the “Hunger Games” trilogy into four movies, not unlike the extension the “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” books have received on screen.

Penned by Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games" trilogy tells the story of Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old in a post-apocalyptic world where kids are forced to participate in brutal televised battles.

Jennifer Lawrence is set to star as Katniss, with Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci and Lenny Kravitz also in the cast.

As Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said during an analysts call on Wednesday, "The property is generating tremendous buzz and excitement, and it all points to a major Lionsgate franchise in the making.”

That sounds promising, but Entertainment Weekly notes that the focus is still on how well the first film performs when it arrives next March. But if you want to play along with the idea that there could potentially be four movies in a “Hunger Games” franchise, EW votes for trying to stretch the second book, “Catching Fire,” into two. What say you?

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  1. albergopalermo

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    April 26, 2012 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. cookie77064

    I like the idea of splitting Catching Fire instead of Mockingjay. I think ithe storyline has better placement for splitting it.

    July 25, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Alexandra

    What is it about teen fiction and love triangles that automatically means comparison to Twilight? Seriously?! Hunger Games is actually well written and contains more indepth problems than falling in a love with a vampire and decided whether or not to become one yourself. This is a story about what would you to to save your family and society if ruled by unjust forces? C'mon people. Get real. Collins could wipe the floor with Meyer any day of the week.

    July 12, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. Katniss132

    how gould the even think about using Twilight and Hunger games in the same paragraph how dare you Twighlight is stupid and borin while hunger games is intens,strong,powerfull,full of suspense,sad,shocking, book. i mean im only 10 and ive read the whole triolegy and i understand every thing except if gale dies or not,can someone help me with that. and i agree with you Katniss210 Katniss dose not have the same intensions as Bella, Peeta is the opposite of Edward, and Gale and Jacob dont even relate. i just hope the movie turns out great

    July 1, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Katniss210

    Please don't make the Hunger Games movies stupid, like they did with Twilight. How in the world is Twilight ANYTHING like Hunger Games?!?! The Hunger Games is much more realistic than Twilight! Think about it, sparkling vampires, Bad tempered werewolves, and somehow everyone falls in love with clumsy whiny Bella. Bella is nothing like Katniss, Peeta is nothiing like Edward, and Gale is nothing like Jacob!! The Hunger Games is, and always will be better than Twilight. THEY'RE NOTHING ALIKE, WHAT SO EVER!!!!!!!!! For fucI<s sake!

    June 19, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dim

    No...just..no....Don't even compare it to Twilight because it's like comparing an apple to a mockingjay. (Pun intended) The Hunger Games is nothing like any of the ones that this article and HOLLYWOOD is comparing it to and this is just unfair to the cast and crew of The Hunger Games because my cousin has never read the books and she said that she's not going to watch the movie because it's going to be like Twilight because of all the comparisons. Compare it to "1984" or "Battle Royale" for Goodness sake but not Twilight. Or is Hollywood not intellectual enough to not know those things. That was mean but I am SICK of all the comparisons. Can't something just stand on its own for once?! We're all different. Books, movies, and tv shows are all different and they may have some similarities but I doubt the similarities are so obvious that you immediately have to compare it to every known movie or book that ever existed. In conclusion, The Hunger Games series is a riveting and exhilarating series of books and I hope the movie does justice to this masterpiece.

    June 5, 2011 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. ling cho

    They no be hungry if they eat poopoo. PooPoo platter beeerrrry gooood. 2 eggroo, 2 chikin wing, 2 crab rangoon. Crab rangoon berry berry goooood.

    June 3, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. anon

    Yeah, but Peter Jackson is stretching the Hobbit, which is a much shorter novel than any of the LOTR books into two movies. No one is immune to greed in movie making. I'm not a fan of this development, but there are some plot points in Mockingjay that I actually would like to see expanded.

    June 2, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Guest

    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Seriously?!?!? All the fans would pay to watch longer movies and not have you butcher it! AND BTW you could fit the 3rd book into one movie, just take out the stuff that wasn't in the book the first place!!!

    June 2, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Gwen

    No NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. Just the fact that you mentioned The Hunger Games in the same headline as Twilight is a sin against literature. The author created a flow that is inherent to the story. To screw that up would be a disaster. That is why Peter Jackson didn't make LOTR into 4 movies. The Hunger Games should be compared to LOTR NOT Twilight as Katniss' story is more like Frodo's than Bella's in that she is a strong character who does what is required with almost NO whining.

    June 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |

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