'The Hunger Games' Trilogy Becomes a Quadrilogy

Lionsgate decides to wring one extra movie out of the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best selling novel series.

The Hunger Games becomes a Quadrilogy
The Hunger Games becomes a Quadrilogy
It worked for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Part 2 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and Part 2. Now, Lionsgate has confirmed that the studio will wrangle an extra big screen outing from Suzanne Collins' popular trilogy The Hunger Games, making it a four film quadrilogy.

Well, Lionsgate will if the first movie is as big of a success as they are hoping for. Other Young Adult literature adaptations with high hopes and trilogy plans, such as The Seeker: The Dark is Rising and City of Ember, failed to get past their debut entries. Lionsgate is hoping for a Twilight-sized phenomenon when it comes to The Hunger Games, though. It is the highest selling film they have ever brought to the Cannes marketplace, and it is expected to be a behemoth hit overseas.

It is unclear at this time how director Gary Ross, who is expected to stay with this new franchise through all four films, will be splitting the narrative. It is possible that he could split the second book in the series, Catching Fire, or make two sequels out of the finale, Mocking Jay. Both books are the same length as The Hunger Games, which has fans fearing that they may be stretching the narrative of the final two movies a little thin. It is also possible that the third movie may serve as a bridge between the second and forth films, utilizing story elements from both Catching Fire and Mocking Jay.

The Hunger Games is currently shooting in North Carolina.

The Hunger Games was released March 23rd, 2012 and stars Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Jennifer Lawrence, Willow Shields, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Paula Malcomson. The film is directed by Gary Ross.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was released November 22nd, 2013 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Jack Quaid, Taylor St. Clair, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, Paula Malcomson. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 comes to theaters November 21st, 2014 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson, Evan Ross. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence.



Sources: Deadline

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Comments (4)

  1. skywise

    Still on the fence about this but its not surprising that they are making four films what with all the action and charactgers and actgors involved. NEver read the books, but it seems that there is quite a large story to tell here.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. moviegeek

    I have no opinion on the matter :P

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  3. thedude-abides

    F*ck. It's become the norm. I still don't care. A trilogy in which the studio decides to stretch the 3rd installment into two movies is still a trilogy; it's just a trilogy where the final chapter is stretched out over two films. Scream 4 and Pirates 4 are, at this point, examples of quadrilogies. This is just a money ploy.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  4. LuxoIII

    Good lord!!! Collins could barely stretch the plot out enough to fill three books! Hunger Games has been proven to be the lowest point of cash grabbing! No thanks.

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag