Screenwriter Danny Strong Given Go-Ahead To Pen THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2

Screenwriter Danny Strong Given Go-Ahead To Pen THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2

While it was previously reported that Danny Strong will write both parts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay adaptation, it turns out that he was only officially doing Part 1. Now, however, he's approved to work on Part 2's script.

Back in November, it was reported that Game Change scribe Danny Strong was hired to work on the script for Lionsgate's two-part adaptation of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, the final book in the highly successful novel series. When the news originally broke, it was said that Strong would be working on both parts. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, his script for Part 1 had to be approved by the studio before working on Part 2, which he had an option for. Now, with Lionsgate giving his draft for Part 1 the OK, Strong is now prepping for the next part. It is currently unknown how the novel will be split into two films. In the original story, "heroine Katniss Everdeen escapes the fight-to-the-death games and reluctantly agrees to lead the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the Capitol. She teams with close friend Gale to bring down the brutal rulers." Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth are attached to reprise their respective roles from the first two films. Francis Lawrence, who is currently filming Catching Fire (out November 22nd), is directing both parts. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has a release date of November 21st, 2014, while Part 2 opens November 20th, 2015.

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Filed Under "Action" 2/15/2013 Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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SpoonWielder - 2/15/2013, 1:22 PM
Isn't that the guy who played Jonathon on Buffy the Vampire Slayer?
marvel72 - 2/15/2013, 1:27 PM
the hunger games = boring shit.
Nick56 - 2/15/2013, 2:49 PM
Hunger Games was one of the most overrated and just plain awful films of 2012
GizmoEl - 2/15/2013, 9:16 PM
Mockingjay was a travesty. The Hunger Games was interesting and fresh. Catching Fire kept that momentum going, but was just alright. Mockingjay destroyed the entire franchise. It ruined all three books for me. It was that bad.
mkilban2 - 2/16/2013, 12:35 AM
I agree with Gizmo, Catching Fire (the 2nd book) was so damned good, right into the action that stayed there the entire book. Book 3 was so disappointing, I'm really hoping they change that for the 3rd (and 4th) movies and make them interesting. I don't understand how they can stretch the 3rd book into 2 movies when it was so unappealing.

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