Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The animation for this really is incredible. They have some sizing issues that need to be worked out, and the twitter option is a little finnicky but it's up and running! If the twitter option doesn't work, just keep trying.
As you can see I scored District Four! I'll be interested to see how PanemOctober and TheCapitol.PN cohabitate.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
New Developments: Panem October now has their own Twitters and Facebook!
Panem October Twitters:
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The teaser comes to a close as Katniss indeed shows how good she is: arrow meeting flaming target. But all this is just a taste of what's to come, as director Gary Ross told MTV News earlier this week. "We're still shooting, so unfortunately it's just a teaser. We could only give you a little bit because we're still down here making the movie," he said. "But there's a lot of things to come that I think are going to be hugely epic and very emotional and incredibly powerful."Source: MTV
Completely understandable, I say. I thought they showed way more than they were going to. Really looking forward to those "hugely epic" scenes!
What do you guys think?
I think it's fantastic, and it gave me goosebumps! I hope in the full trailer they release, we see more characters and locations!
Also, I think the last four notes at the very end of the trailer could be rue's quittin time whistle...
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This year, you can add "The Hunger Games" to that list of milestones. NextMovie can exclusively confirm that this year's VMAs will feature the world premiere of the first ever footage from the most anticipated film event of 2012, introduced by star Jennifer Lawrence herself.Source
Friday, August 19, 2011
Read the interview with Adam Spunberg here.
What happens when you decide to combine two popular works of fantasy together? The answer to that question is actually fairly simple. Take the Harry Potter series (written by J.K. Rowling) and add it to Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games trilogy and you’ll get The Potter Games! Founded by Adam Spunberg, Shylah Addante, and Sam Cushion, the games opened to the general public on July 7, 2011.
Hosted by Picktainment (a website primarily focused on encouraging “users to engage in competitions based on their picks for various awards shows”) at www.thepottergames.com, the project takes the characters from Rowling’s Harry Potter series and puts them into the world of Collins’ Hunger Games challenges. Currently, 206, 238 people have signed up to participate in the games and a Rebellion page was launched last week on August 8, 2011.
Once on the homepage, users can choose between the following the tributes: Ginny Weasley, Fred Weasley, Hannah Abbott, Colin Creevey, Hermione Granger, Lavender Brown, Viktor Krum, Draco Malfoy, Pansy Parkinson, Cho Chang, Parvati Patil, Katie Bell, Fleur Delacour, George Weasley, Neville Longbottom, Cormac McLaggen, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Cedric Diggory, Vincent Crabbe, Padma Patil, and Gregory. While on the Rebellion site, they have to pick between Team Neville or Luna and continue to follow directions until their next task. Team Luna is currently unavailable to the public, but will open sometime soon.
Our very own Courtney gets a mention!
From Entertainment Weekly:
Here, for the first time, is Scholastic’s cover (front and back) for The Hunger Games Collector’s Edition. That’s ordinarily the kind of thing that wouldn’t make the news. But what’s so arresting about the new slipcovered volume is the way the mockingjay image—the symbol of Suzanne Collins’ whole series—has been recast. "It’s been fun for the art director and me to revisit the mockingjay images,” Scholastic editorial director David Levithan told EW. “Amazingly, we chose the mockingjay image for the first book before we knew how crucial it would be in the trilogy, and we concepted the cover directions for Catching Fire and Mockingjay before we’d read a word of either book.” He adds, “Now we have the opportunity to go back and create new icons for each book. The Hunger Games Collector’s Edition shows a mockingjay in flight holding a bow, outside of the pin image featured on the original book, teasing the active role it’s going to play.”
The book, which will cost $30, goes on sale in November.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
"It's very rewarding to play Effie. It's always rewarding to make a movie that you know is going to be entertaining, as well as really thought provoking at the same time. That's what's really thrilling for me as an actor, just knowing that we're putting that out there."
Click here for the accompanying article.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
We don't know where these are originally from, but they've been found on Tumblr here.
I've replaced these with high-res versions, so click to enlarge!
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
DWTC: Many of the Districts have created tumblr pages and facebook groups, and seem to be bent on Rebellion. Are you monitoring these pages?HG: The Capitol does have record of popular groups and is monitoring them very closely. A Rebellion does not seem likely, but that doesn’t stop us from watching over people like Tumblr’s FYD12 and The Capitol is Watching. They are aware of our monitoring systems, so we do not deny doing so.
Check out the rest of DWTC's exclusive interview HERE
OOOOOO we're shaking in our boots, gamemakers. Bring it on!
While this certainly comes a bit of a surprise, especially given that Soderbergh isn’t exactly sitting around doing nothing (he plans to shoot Magic Mike, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Liberace before the end of next year), the team-up isn’t necessarily as out of left field as one might think: Soderbergh and Ross have been good friends for a number of years, with Soderbergh producing Ross’ Pleasantville and Ross frequently giving feedback on Soderbergh’s scripts.
Read the rest of the article here.
Frankly, I'm ecstatic, both that they're doing second unit work (there is very little time to get everything done without a second crew filming) and that a director of such high caliber is doing it. Check out his IMDb page.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
"In addition to their instrumental work, Universal Republic will release collections of the songs featured in the film and songs directly influenced by the themes -- freedom, rebellion, survival, family -- and subject matter of the film.
Read the rest of the article HERE
Burnett, billed as executive music producer, will oversee all production and will produce many of the individual tracks being recorded by new and established artists. Music for the film is still in the planning stages and releases are expected to coincide with the film's March 23 theatrical release. The film and companion music will feature original recordings, but decision has been made on how many sets will be released."
OH Score and Soundtrack!!! So unbelievably excited!
Congratulations to these fine people! I'm really glad to see that they extended the contest to other countries!
Also, check out the new "fan hub" on the Hunger Games official Facebook page!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The wait is over! PanemOctober is back. And with a snazzy new layout!
If you had previously signed up for tesserae, expect an email from the Panem Gamemakers with instructions on logging in to the new site and changing your password.
If you haven't signed up for tesserae, registration is now open again!