Gary Ross Not ‘Catching Fire’

Gary Ross will definitely not be returning to direct “Catching Fire,” the sequel to “The Hunger Games,” that has so far earned over $300 million domestically, and almost $160 million overseas. This isn’t necessarily a problem because Catherine Hardwicke didn’t return to the ‘Twilight’ films, and they went on to break records worldwide.  George Lucas […]

Lionsgate On The Right Path?

Remember when I wrote that Gary Ross was not coming back for “Catching Fire,” the sequel to “The Hunger Games, which he directed?” Well, that may or may not be true, as sources from Deadline illustrate.  That being said, you’ll notice that they say that Ross did not “withdraw” from the franchise. Now, keep in […]

Lionsgate Aims, Shoots Own Foot?

Lionsgate has been on a roll lately–after purchasing Summit Pictures, makers of the ‘Twilight’ films–and launching “The Hunger Games,” a franchise based upon the novels of Suzanne Collins. “The Hunger Games,” has earned almost $400 million worldwide, which is remarkable when you consider that it cost $78 million to produce and $45 million to advertise, […]

‘The Hunger Games’ Teaser Trailer

Here’s the teaser trailer for Gary Ross’s “The Hunger Games,” based upon the young adult series of novels by Suzanne Collins.  I am aware of them (I dig their minimalist covers) but haven’t been seriously into ‘young adult’ fiction since John Christopher’s “The White Mountains.” I hope Lionsgate has better luck with this than “Conan, […]