‘Hunger Games’ Finale, ‘Mocking Jay,’ Taps Writer

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Hot off winning two Emmys for writing and co-exec producing HBO’s “Game Change,” Danny Strong has been tapped to write the two-part Hunger Games sequel Mockingjay for Lionsgate, Variety first reported.

The first pic is skedded for release on November 21, 2014, while the second will open on November 20, 2015.

In the book, “Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.

The first sequel, Catching Fire, is due out Nov. 22, 2013. Francis Lawrence is directing from a script by Simon Beaufoy.

 
  • kaido

    Little Jonathan from Buffy? Sweet!

  • VampireJack

    So is this going to become the norm then, to actually spread out a single book over 2 or 3 films, just to get more cash out of the sheep, um, public?
    The worst example is the 3 movie Hobbit – does it really “need” to be 3 movies? No, just another way of ripping off the public….