5:23 pm - 02/15/2013

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Screenwriter Danny Strong to Begin Work on Part 2 aka Part 1 is finished

The award-winning writer behind "Game Change" has already finished "Mockingjay (Part One)" and now has the go-ahead for the follow-up.

Lionsgate has exercised its option for Danny Strong, who wrote the award-winning HBO movie Game Change, to pen the script for the second part of the company’s adaptation of Mockingjay, the finale of the Hunger Games movie series.

Strong had already written the script for Mockingjay, Part 1 and had a deal to write the script for the second part. But it was always contingent on the studio liking and approving his draft for Part One.

Now it’s all systems go for him to commence the new script.

Lionsgate is dividing the book into two parts, a la the finales for Harry Potter and Twilight.
It’s unclear how the book is being split. The story kicks off after heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) escapes the fight-to-the-death games and reluctantly agrees to lead the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the Capitol. She teams with close friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth) to bring down the brutal rulers.

Francis Lawrence, currently shooting Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is expected to direct the movie while Nina Jacobson produces via her Color Force banner.

Strong is repped by CAA, Gotham Group, Sweeney Managent and Jackoway Tyerman.

fauxkaren 15th-Feb-2013 11:19 pm (UTC)
C&P from upthread:

I like Gale as an idea. lol. Like I like with what he represents in the larger framework of the story.

But uuuuuuuuugh.

He has these overtone of Nice Guy which is weird because you'd think Peeta would be the Nice Guy since he's... you know... nice. But Gale has a really gross sense of entitlement wrt Katniss and it skeeves me the fuck out.
jaimelannister 15th-Feb-2013 11:21 pm (UTC)
ty! IA.
tobesurrounded 15th-Feb-2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
eh, i never really got that Nice Guy vibe from Gale. I felt more like he was jealous which, yeah, wasn't a good look either, but whatever.

i mean: Katniss was his best friend whom he was secretly in love with and then she had to fight in the Games and then came home engaged and they barely saw each other there was nothing either of them could do. and at the end of MJ before the war ended and they got over their "romance" they had such nice BFF moments again.

i just found it ... idk, sad. i loved their friendship and hated that it ended like it did.
annperkins 16th-Feb-2013 12:05 am (UTC)
preach that truth
posh 16th-Feb-2013 07:55 am (UTC)
shout it from the rooftops sis !
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