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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) - On Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - More of Katniss and Peeta

Hunger Games Catching Fire poster
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

"The Hunger Games," which was released on March 23, 2012 in the United States, was a huge success. It was a science fiction action/adventure tale that told the story of Katniss, a teenage girl who volunteers in place of her younger sister to participate in a mandatory survival-of-the-fittest annual affair called "The Hunger Games."

The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which a tyrranical government controls twelve subsidiary districts, each of which must send two teenage representatives to the Hunger Games each year. Katniss and her male partner from her district, Peeta, win the competition, killing off all the others, and show strong signs of having a deep love affair.

Hunger Games Catching Fire poster
This is the first poster released of the "Victory Tour."

Here are pictures from the set. Obviously, the bows and arrows are once again taking lead billing:

Hunger Games Catching Fire poster

Hunger Games Catching Fire poster

Hunger Games Catching Fire poster

Hunger Games Catching Fire poster

Hunger Games Catching Fire poster

Hunger Games Catching Fire poster

The sequel will revolve around Katniss and Peeta going on a victory tour for President Snow. They sense a rebellion may be brewing in the 12 Districts against central authority. Meanwhile, the Capitol prepares for the 75th Annual Hunger Games - The Quarter Quell.

EW Cover Story The Hunger Games
There is not much known about the sequel beyond this cover story.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is set to be released by Lionsgate on November 22, 2013, in time for the holiday rush. It will be directed by Francis Lewis and will star:
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen
  • Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark
  • Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne
  • Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy
  • Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket
  • Lenny Kravitz as Cinna
  • Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman
  • Donald Sutherland as President Snow
  • Toby Jones as Claudius Templesmith
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee
  • Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair
  • Jeffrey Wright as Beetee
  • Amanda Plummer as Wiress
  • Jena Malone as Johanna Mason
  • Lynn Cohen as Mags
  • Meta Golding as Enobaria
  • Bruno Gunn as Brutus
  • Alan Ritchson as Gloss
  • E. Roger Mitchell as Chaff
  • Maria Howell as Seeder
  • Stephanie Leigh Schlund as Cashmere
  • Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen
  • Paula Malcomson as Mrs. Everdeen
James Newton Howard returns to do the score for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," and the screenplay was prepared by and . The Producers are Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is based on the book "Catching Fire" by .

The Hunger Games Logo
This is the official logo released by Lionsgate.

According to Josh Hutcherson:
"When you see us go up in the pod in the games, it will open up into IMAX. It will be amazing. It's very cool,"
Filming is currently in progress as of January 2013. Principal photography is scheduled to wrap in March 2013. The locations used are Atlanta, Georgia and Hawaii. A couple of teaser trailers already have been released and you may watch it below.


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