Tuesday, April 30, 2013

LITERAL The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Trailer by Tobuscus

Tobuscus has finally done it! Known for his LITERAL Trailers, Toby Turner posted one for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The whole Welcome to District 12 team is a fan of his LITERAL Trailers (don't get us started singing them!) so we're so psyched he's finally done one for The Hunger Games!

Check it out:

And fun fact! Toby Turner went to high school with none other than Gloss himself Alan Ritchson. Check out his video with him here.

Be a Part of The Catching Fire Book Trailer!

All you Hunger Games fans out there have an opportunity to be in the new official Catching Fire book trailer! Check it out:

Attention all Hunger Games fans! Want to be a part of the new official Catching Fire book trailer? Find out how you can participate by watching the video.
Please review Video Submissions terms at http://bit.ly/catchingfirevideo for complete details before submitting your video.
Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor…

Watch this video for instructions on how to enter! Featuring our friends Kimmy from Mockingjay.net and Aldrin from DWTC and former District 2 mayor!

Hunger Games Official Page

The Hunger Games wins Webby Awards!

BIG congratulations for The Hunger Games for winning in both categories it was nominated in: The Hunger Games Adventures and The Hunger Games: Capitol Tour!

Thanks to everyone who voted! Maybe Hunger Games Explorer will be nominated next year?

Webby Award Winners

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hunger Games Costume Tour Stop at C2E2 Begins Tomorrow!

The next stop for The Hunger Games Costume Tour is at C2E2, which begins tomorrow!


Hunger Games Costume Tour details

Here are some new details about the tour stop at C2E2:

Blacksparrow Auctions' Hunger Games Costumes Exhibit Tour arrives at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) this weekend from April 26-28 at McCormick Place. The Exhibit will be at Booth #1209 and will feature original screen-worn costumes of Katniss, Peeta, Effie, Haymitch, Cinna, President Snow, Rue and many more. A special "Reaping" scene will be on full display to greet fans and attendees.
As a C2E2 exclusive, Blacksparrow will unveil the "Fire Chariot" costume worn by Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence. 

The Hunger Games Costumes Exhibit Tour was previously seen in Seattle at Emerald City Comicon. After C2E2, the Tour will end at New York Comic Con in October, where a live auction of the costumes will take place. This is a must-see for Hunger Games fans, as this opportunity is one of only a few times fans can see the costumes up close on public display!
To celebrate the Tour, Blacksparrow is conducting two free Hunger Games raffles, one online and the other in-person at C2E2. Participants are welcome to enter both contests, but you must be present to enter the in-person contest. To enter the online raffle, go here: https://apps.facebook.com/sweepstakeshq/contests/316920.
The prize is a collection of two Hunger Games movie companion books and six posters. The books are The Hunger Games: Official Illustrated Movie Companion and The World of the Hunger Games, both by Kate Egan. Also included are character posters for Peeta, Haymitch, Rue, Cinna and Cato, and a Catching Fire poster.


Monday, April 22, 2013

Enter Blacksparrow Auction Sweepstakes! Includes Catching Fire Poster!

Blacksparrow Auctions as you may have heard, have been giving The Hunger Games costumes a tour around the United States (next one is in Chicago C2E2 Apr 26-28) before they go on auction at New York Comic Con in October.

Today they launched a free raffle on Facebook which includes The Hunger Games Illustrated Companion, The World of The Hunger Games, six posters which include some of the first film's character posters and a Catching Fire poster. Here are the rules:

CLICK HERE to enter the raffle!

Complete contest rules

Contest available to U.S. and District of Colombia residents

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Francis Lawrence Confirms Catching Fire Filming Has Wrapped

At CinemaCon this week, Francis Lawrence confirmed that filming for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has wrapped, and they are now in post production. The news comes via Perri Nemiroff from Movies.com. From her Twitter:

There's still a long road ahead until Catching Fire, and Mockingjay is reported to start filming in September, so it'll be a while before Francis Lawrence gets to take a breath.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Makes TIME's 100 Most Influential People

Jennifer Lawrence has made TIME's list of 100 most influential people! Check out what Jodie Foster wrote about her:

You’ll remember where you were when you first felt it, how you were stuck to one spot like a small animal considering its end. The Jennifer Lawrence Stare. It cuts a searing swath in your gut. A reckoning. I remember going to the cutting rooms of Winter’s Bone. I thought, Sure, this girl can act. But, man, this girl can also just be. All of those painful secrets in her face, the feeling that there’s some terrible past that’s left impossibly angled bone and weariness in its wake. She’s worn from the pain of living — something none of her characters would ever have the energy to articulate. It’s just part of her, like skin and muscle. The good news is that Jen, her good-humored, ballsy, free-spirited alter ego with the husky voice and a propensity for junk food … Jen, the spritely tomboy from Kentucky — that Jen’s got it together. A hoot. A gem. A gem with a killer stare.

Source: TIME

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Download The Catching Fire Trailer in HD!

Want to download the Catching Fire trailer? Go nuts all you graphic and gif makers!


Thanks to Lionsgate for giving this to us share with you all!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Catching Fire CinemaCon Display

Check this out!

Word on the street is Catching Fire may show some footage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas which happens starting today. Collider is speculating they might show footage at the convention, so we'll find out within the next few days whether this is true.

Source: Collider

Hunger Games Explorer Press Release

The Fansite filter in Hunger Games Explorer

Now that you've enjoyed the trailer, what EXACTLY is #HungerGamesExplorer?

Check out the press release to read all about it and it's function in The Hunger Games franchise:


Today the Companies Released The Hunger Games Explorer, the Groundbreaking
Digital Home for The Hunger Games Fans

Los Angeles (April 15, 2013) – Kicking off a multifaceted partnership between
two global leaders in the areas of entertainment and technology, Lionsgate (NYSE:
LGF) and Internet Explorer announced the debut of The Hunger Games Explorer
(www.thehungergamesexplorer.com), the groundbreaking, definitive online destination for fans
to find all of The Hunger Games content they’re looking for. Ahead of the highly anticipated
Nov. 22 release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and tied to the global premiere of the
film’s teaser trailer online and at the MTV Movie Awards, The Hunger Games Explorer is
the go-to site for a rich, interactive experience that lets users explore the world of The Hunger

This dedicated digital home for The Hunger Games fans will let them track every development
in the franchise, including fan blogs, talent tweets, exclusive images and videos. The site will
serve as a social aggregator, allowing both official and fan-generated content to be pulled from
multiple social media platforms. Users will be able to search, filter and share content directly
from the site, providing an incredible experience for utility and discovery. Built with Internet
Explorer 10, The Hunger Games Explorer takes full advantage of multi-touch technology,
letting visitors swipe and scroll through content with the flick of a finger. Another feature called
“sparking” lets fans “like” objects while driving discussion around each bit of news or fan-
created content.

“We have the best fans in the world, and starting tonight they have a home on the web where
they can be a part of The Hunger Games experience and contribute to the excitement for The
Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” said Danielle De Palma, senior vice president digital marketing,
Lionsgate. “The Hunger Games Explorer is not only a place for fans to spark the conversation
around The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but also a destination where we can continue to
provide fans with new content, experiences and unprecedented behind-the-scenes access.”

”With The Hunger Games Explorer, we wanted to change the game for how a movie can
be extended to the web, providing an intensely immersive experience for fans,” said Roger
Capriotti, director, Internet Explorer marketing. “The Hunger Games Explorer continues IE’s
work to bring innovative experiences to the web, showcasing what’s possible with amazing
content and a modern browser like IE that is fast, fluid and perfect for touch.”

Visit Hunger Games Explorer

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Catching Fire Teaser Trailer

We are so excited! Thoughts on the teaser trailer? Let us know in the comments!

Visit Hunger Games Explorer

Catching Fire Still #5 Revealed!

The final still has been revealed! Any guesses as to what these outfits are?

This is the last still to be released by Hunger Games Explorer. Be sure to tune into the MTV Movie Awards for the debut of the Catching Fire teaser trailer starting at 9 EST!

Visit Hunger Games Explorer

L.A. Added to List of Mockingjay Shooting Locations

As a Los Angeles resident, may I just say "FINALLY"! In a town where we offer the best and largest spaces and soundstages for filming, we are happy to know that L.A. has been added to list of locations in which Mockingjay will shoot.

We also reported earlier about mysterious Hunger Games filming happening at Universal a few weeks ago, so it seems like this information fits with that. We will say that in reference to our report about filming we only specifically mentioned it was Catching Fire due to the timeframe and Russ Bowen's tweet about Catching Fire filming in LA. Actually, some information we gathered suggested it was for Mockingjay, but we figured that to be not accurate solely due to the timeframe of filming. Now that we know that Los Angeles has been added to the list for Mockingjay locations, could it be that the filming we reported was for Mockingjay preproduction purposes? Or perhaps that mysterious set was used for a mysterious Panem location to be used in both Catching Fire and Mockingjay? I guess we won't know until the rest of the films are released...

Source: Production Weekly

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Catching Fire to Show at Cannes?

According to Showbiz411, Catching Fire will show some footage at Cannes Film Festival 2013:

I can tell you exclusively that at least footage and some kind of presentation will be made for the second chapter of “The Hunger Games,” called “Catching Fire.” This is a good way to get newly crowned Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence into Cannes, along with castmates like Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Toby Jones.

This would definitely be very beneficial for the franchise, so we will keep you updated on any further developments. Nothing has been confirmed yet.

Read the rest of the article HERE

Source: Showbiz411

Friday, April 12, 2013

Catching Fire Still #4 Revealed by Hunger Games Explorer!

OOOHWEEE!! This is our first official look at Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch is the fourth Catching Fire image to be released by Hunger Games Explorer. Just one more to be released before the teaser trailer is debuted at the MTV Movie Awards!

Uhh hey... President Snow seems to be sitting in a very familiar chair...

Visit Hunger Games Explorer

Catching Fire Still #3 Released by Hunger Games Explorer

Looks like today's Catching Fire still is one we've seen before! You may remember this one from the Catching Fire issue of Entertainment Weekly, but this marks the still's online release.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's still!

Visit Hunger Games Explorer

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

MTV Debuts Catching Fire GIF

Oh, the glory of moving pictures!! The MTV Tumblr unveiled an exclusive GIF on their tumblr, which has us all kinds of excited.

Let the countdown begin! ONLY FOUR MORE DAYS!

Source: MTV tumblr

Vote for The Hunger Games in the Webby Awards

The Hunger Games have been nominated in this years Webby Awards! Vote for The Hunger Games Adventures and The Capitol Tour!

Wedding Dress Designers Dream Up Mockingjay Dress Looks

These aren't official of course, but three designers sketched out what Katniss' mockingjay wedding dress might look like in anticipation for Catching Fire. Check 'em out:

Credit: David's Bridal Design Team
Credit: David Tutera for Mon Cheri

Credit: Melissa Sweet

#HungerGamesExplorer Campaign to Reveal Catching Fire Images

The Hunger Games Explorer website is up and encouraging fans to tweet #HungerGamesExplorer to unveil five Catching Fire images. Lionsgate has been very quiet this morning, so we advise to keep an eye out on their twitter and facebook to see any announcements they have.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rumor: Mockingjay to Start Filming in Atlanta This September?

According to Production Weekly, Mockingjay will start filming September 16th in Atlanta. In addition to this, Acting-Auditions posted a casting call for Mockingjay specifying the end filming date to be May 20th:

Color Force/C4 Productions in association with Larger Than Life Productions are in pre-production on the feature film "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1". This is the first half of the third installment in the blockbuster hit The Hunger Games trilogy, and will be filmed back-to-back with "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2". Shooting will run from September 16, 2013 through May 20, 2014 and will take place in Atlanta, GA and Boston, MA. Principal actor casting for the main roles will take place in Los Angeles with additional actor casting in Atlanta and Boston. Extras will be cast throughout the entire production in both cities.

Though this might seem pretty legitimate, keep in mind nothing is official unless Lionsgate confirms it.

Source: Production Weekly and Alan Baltes twitter

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trailer to premiere during the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

The long awaited teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to debut on the 2013 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday April 14!


Film’s Star Liam Hemsworth Will Introduce 2 1/2 Minutes of Not-to-Miss Footage
Teaser Trailer to Debut Online at THEHUNGERGAMESEXPLORER.COM following the Show.
SANTA MONICA, CA (April 3, 2013) –MTVannounced today that the “2013 MTV Movie Awards” will exclusively debut the never-before-seen official teaser trailer for the long awaited second installment of Lionsgate’s Hunger Games film franchise, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” LIVE on Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. To celebrate the premiere, the film’s star Liam Hemsworth will officially give the world its first glimpse of the film. The teaser trailer will then be available online at TheHungerGamesExplorer.com, in partnership with Internet Explorer, after it airs on television. The “2013 MTV Movie Awards” will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching more than a half-billion households around the world. The debut marks the first footage released of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” ahead of its November 22, 2013 theatrical release date.

Check out the promo on MTV.com!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Exclusive: Where Did Catching Fire Film in L.A.?

All we've had going for us in terms of production news is that Catching Fire is back to production, and we have yet to hear that things have wrapped up. Last year there was an announcement that they wrapped filming, and I expect that we will hear the same regarding Catching Fire. In March there was rumor that they were doing 2 weeks in Hawaii and two weeks in L.A, thanks to Russ Bowen. This piece of information relates to what we have found out in the past week and a half.

According to a few reliable sources, sometime in the past two weeks Catching Fire filmed in the Universal Studios backlot. This happening was extremely under the radar and secret.  During filming no one was allowed to go anywhere near the set, not even the daily tours that frequent the backlot.

So where and what were they filming? We know that if there was only one location on the backlot they filmed, it was at "Falls Lake". Typically productions have Falls Lake drained of its water and use it for all the wide open space it gives. Some witnessed the set had towers and formed a fenced in area. Seems like it could be extra reaping shots or perhaps some sort of unknown district scene. Whether this was the first or second unit is unknown.

Any guesses as to what this scene could have been? Let us know in the comments.