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.Source: ElizabethBanks.com
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.
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.