Tuesday, October 23, 2012

James Newton Howard To Return to Score Catching Fire

Hope you all loved The Hunger Games score because James Newton Howard is returning! We're pretty psyched because we love consistency and we'll get a richer score this time around on account of the time constraints of the last film (some of that score was taken from other recordings). Read on!

Composer James Newton Howard confirms in a new interview that he will return to The Hunger Games franchise to score Catching Fire.

Howard scored the first Hunger Games film, which we learned he would do in December 2011 after replacing Danny Elfman. He’s no stranger to Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence; Howard scored Lawrence’s I Am Legend and Water for Elephants. It seems like this decision was a no brainer for both sides.
The composer revealed the news in an interview with Film Music Site. Other films he’s taken on in recent years include The Dark Knight, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Green Lantern, The Bourne Legacy, and The Last Airbender.
Source: Hypable via Film Music Site

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Danny Strong Adapting Mockingjay Kinda Sorta Confirmed!

Elizabeth Banks is as good as Lionsgate, right? Well, today on her website she announced that Danny Strong is indeed working on Mockingjay:

Right now I’m filming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but the powers that be are hard at work adapting book #3, Mockingjay. Going Twilight-style, the third book will be split up into two movies, both written by Buffy alum Danny Strong.

He acts and writes! He wrote the HBO flicks Game Change and Recount, so tight, I can't wait to see what he does with Mockingjay!

Part one of Mockinjay is scheduled for release November 21, 2014, to be followed by the final film in The Hunger Games series November 20, 2015.
Source: ElizabethBanks.com

This is good news! We heard a rumor about this, but we are extremely pleased to hear that this may not be a rumor after all! We trust Danny Strong will honor the text of Mockingjay in the way that it should be for the films.

Check out our Mockingjay Mockup (to be updated soon) series in which we talk about how we'd like Mockingjay to be split and adapted.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

WtoD12's 2 Year Birthday Giveaway!!

It's our 2nd birthday! HUZZAH! Two years ago today, we started our Hunger Games journey on Tumblr posting news, opinions, and discussions with other Hunger Games fans. Since then, we have had some CRAZY cool opportunities and our lives have completely changed! Before we get into giveaway details, we look back at our favorite moments in the past year:

Lionsgate visit to see the first full length trailer
Top 7 Hunger Games Memes (A discussion between Courtney & Tiff when Hunger Games memes were new)
The #HungerGames100 Puzzle hunt (our puzzle piece and the meme we made)
Meeting Josh Hutcherson
The Hunger Games MALL TOUR FRENZY!
Exclusive Premiere Photos
Fan Site Shenanigans in LA Times
Fan Site Shenanigans on ABC's Nightline
Tiffany on Celebuzz's 100 days of The Hunger Games
Video Coverage of The Hob Campground for HG Premiere
We get ridiculous for GARY ROSS IS BOSS
Fan site special feature screening @ Lionsgate!
Uncovering SECRETS of The Hunger Games BLU-RAY!
Our AWESOMELY HILARIOUS interview with Jack Quaid & Dayo Okeniyi
Why HG fans will appreciate Halloween Horror Nights @ Universal Studios Hollywood

We wanted to do a special giveaway for the occasion, so here is what you could win:

HG Magnet Set
Glass Mockingjay Candle

Mockingjay Lightbulb
Peeta Necklace
Gale Lanyard / Katniss Lanyard
But the coolest prize of all.....

A Hunger Games mini poster signed by the hilarious duo that is Jack Quaid and Dayo Okeniyi! We got this signed at the midnight release party where we had some serious fan site bonding.

So how to enter? Well, just fill out the form below and you'll be entered! The more social websites of ours you follow, the more entries! And of course, may the odds be ever in your favor.

*Contest closed. Stay tuned for winner announcement!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rumor: Danny Strong to Write Both Parts of Mockingjay

Here's some pretty nifty news if it ends up being true: Danny Strong (remember Jonathan from Buffy?), who just won an Emmy for Game Change, might end up being the writer for both Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2. Check out what Variety had to say:

Fresh off winning two Emmys for writing and co-exec producing HBO's "Game Change," Danny Strong has been tapped to write the two-part "Hunger Games" finale "Mockingjay" for Lionsgate, sources tell Variety.

Strong was one of Variety's 10 Screenwriters to Watch in 2007 who won a WGA Award for writing HBO's 2009 telepic "Recount."
"Mockingjay" isn't the first time Strong has been tapped to adapt a bestselling book finale, as he was also hired to rewrite "The Lost Symbol" for Sony, Imagine Entertainment and director Mark Romanek. Book is a sequel to Dan Brown's hit thrillers "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons." Scribe recently wrote "The Butler" for Lee Daniels, and he's also co-producing that historical drama. Additionally, Strong is writing a legal drama series inspired by a famous father-daughter lawyer duo for CBS, Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal's Tribeca Prods. and director David O. Russell. He started his career in front of the camera, with recurring roles on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Gilmore Girls" and most recently, AMC's "Mad Men."

Although we are starting to see more and more media sites report on this, this is still a rumor until Lionsgate confirms!

In the meantime, if you are looking to see a fan's view of how Mockingjay should be split, be sure to check out our series Mockingjay Mockup.

Source: Variety