Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Hunger Games: a movie?

Breaking news that is not breaking anymore:

Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games, has signed the contract that will make The Hunger Games a movie - and a gruesome one at that. It will be produced by Lionsgate - which is also currently creating the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie - and is slated to come out in 2011.

Speaking of 2011, it seems like a big year for book movies. Eragon, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 2), The 39 Clues Series, and more should be coming out then...

Of course, that is making sure that the distributor doesn't get greedy and wait for another year to maximize profits.

I wonder how the Collins, who will be the screen writer, will manage to adapt the movie so that it isn't R - after all, it is full of genocide...

Hopefully, she will do as good of a job as Louis Sachar did with his adaptation of Holes.

More news coming later on this blog!


  1. I can't wait for this movie--I'm sure it will be great--besides, it shouldn't be too hard to make it rated less than R. I can see a lot of stuff happening off screen and focusing on the character development instead.

  2. I am going to have to wait 2 years for this movie? That is bonkers, but I am just so happy they are making a movie at all, This is my absolute favorite book and hopefully it becomes my absolute favorite movie

  3. You know it'll be done well.

    Because they know we're going to have a say in it if it doesn't. :)

    Nice entry, BC101. :)

  4. I know that I've ranted about this many a time on THGF, but I'll say it again. 2011???? *wails*

    I kind of want them to keep it as R, because then we'll know that it's true to the book.

  5. yay, thanks for the heads up on the hunger games movie.