The Hunger Games fandom knows it’s not every day we hear from Suzanne Collins, and so every interview, every appearance is a day to cherish. As it is the tenth anniversary year of The Hunger Games‘s first publication, here is one such day: the author sat down with publisher David Levithan for New York Times to talk about the books and the movies. The interview is an … Continue reading Suzanne Collins talks ‘The Hunger Games’ books, Katniss’s family, Peeta and Gale, and lots more
In an essay on the tenth anniversary year of The Hunger Games, YA author Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes) discusses her hero, Katniss Everdeen, and the altered YA landscape in the wake of the series’s success. Along with Tahir, Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles) and Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows), too, contributed to what made Katniss and the books a phenomenon. Read excerpts from the essay … Continue reading Authors talk The Hunger Games and Katniss Everdeen’s impact on YA literature
Today, May 8th, is the birthday of the Mockingjay – Katniss Everdeen! I kept telling myself if I could only hold out until May, just May 8th, I would turn twelve and be able to sign up for the tesserae… Katniss, hailing from District 12, made her first appearance in front of Panem as a Tribute in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, and went on to … Continue reading Happy birthday, Katniss Everdeen!
Six years ago today, March 23, the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games hit the theaters. At the time of its release, the film’s opening weekend gross was the third-highest in North America. Here’s a throwback video of director Gary Ross at the midnight screening of the movie. Do you remember when you first saw The Hunger Games? Continue reading Happy 6th anniversary to ‘The Hunger Games’ movie!
If you’re living under a rock – the all-female heist movie, Ocean’s 8, dropped its first trailer yesterday. The movie is directed by The Hunger Games alum, Gary Ross. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ross talks about the influence of Katniss Everdeen, a woman protagonist, on Ocean’s 8 as a deliberate choice of project. “When I did Hunger Games I had so many people warn me that it could never be … Continue reading Gary Ross credits ‘The Hunger Games’ for inspiration behind ‘Ocean’s 8’
In January this year, Storybook Cosmetics announced their official collaboration with Lionsgate on a makeup line inspired by The Hunger Games. After almost a year, Storybook posted a teaser image on their Instagram. It shows a gold compact with an embossed Mockingjay. View this post on Instagram COMING SOON. A post shared by @ storybookcosmetics on Nov 10, 2017 at 4:15pm PST Going by the image, … Continue reading First look at The Hunger Games-inspired makeup line by Storybook Cosmetics
Director Francis Lawrence, actor Mahershala Ali and more The Hunger Games veterans are among the 683 new members invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences. Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President said in a statement, “We’re proud to welcome these new members to the Academy, and know they view this as an opportunity and not just an invitation, a mission and not just a membership.” Others … Continue reading Francis Lawrence, Mahershala Ali and ‘The Hunger Games’ crew members invited to join The Academy
Hollywood Reporter has released its Showrunner Roundtable interviews with 12 A-List writers who touch upon a variety of topics such as race, gender, sexuality and more in Hollywood. Nina Jacobson, producer of The Hunger Games, was also on the panel. She talks about her series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and also talk about being a woman producing a successful film franchise. Nina, you … Continue reading ‘The Hunger Games’ producer Nina Jacobson featured on The Hollywood Reporter’s Showrunner Roundtable
In a recent investigative study undertaken by The Guardian, writer Noreena Hertz is calling the generation of post-millennials, otherwise referred to as Generation Z, ‘Generation K’ after Katniss Everdeen – for all the wrong reasons. Namely that they “feel the world they inhabit is one of perpetual struggle – dystopian, unequal and harsh.” Growing with anxiety and pessimism, the post-millennial generation grapples with an existential threat in a … Continue reading The Guardian study names post-millennial generation after Katniss Everdeen
For Tributes in the UK (including Northern Ireland), Lionsgate is bringing you a mega prize draw for a chance to win 500 prizes to celebrate the release of Mockingjay: Part 2 on DVD/Blu-Ray. The draw opens 4 PM GMT on Thursday, March 17 until 12 PM on Thursday, March 24. There will be daily prize draws, which include: Ten (10) pairs of tickets for entry … Continue reading UK Tributes – Enter Lionsgate’s epic ‘The Hunger Games’ prize draw