More Twilight And Hunger Games Movies Could Be In The Pipeline
Reboots, remakes, and spinoffs are no doubt a blossoming trend in the entertainment business nowadays, to earn more profit, of course. From Disney Classics to the Harry Potter series, more and more movies are generated from successful franchises of the past decades.
With the undeniable hit of both the Hunger Games and the Twilight Saga movie franchises, it’s no surprise that Lionsgate is not yet ready to let go of their captivating stories.
1. Movie Series Backgrounds
Lionsgate produced all the five Twilight series films and four Hunger Games films.
Based on four novels in the series, Twilight consisted of Twilight released in 2008, The Twilight Saga: New Moon in 2009, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in 2010, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 in 2011 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 in 2012.
The Hunger Games movies based on a trilogy ended more recently with The Hunger Games being released in 2012, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 in 2014 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 in 2015.
With The Hunger Games film franchise grossing with more than 2.9 billion dollars worldwide, and the Twilight Saga earning around 3.3 billion dollars, fans around the world are either screaming “Yes, please” or “No, thanks” regarding the new upcoming movies.
2. Updates On Forthcoming Movies
It’s really not a secret to most of us that more movies aimed to expand the worlds of Bella and Katniss are being cooked up by Lionsgate. Here is the information we know so far.
Jon Feltheimer, Lionsgate CEO, recently told Variety in an earning call with analysts on August 8, Tuesday, that ” There are a lot more stories to be told, and we’re ready to tell them when our creators are ready to tell those stories.”
This probably implies that the company is just waiting for the go signal from authors Stephanie Meyer (Twilight) and Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games).
It’s not the first time we’ve heard of plans to make more Hunger Games movies. Feltheimer already said in 2015 that they are “actively looking at some development about prequel and sequel possibilities.”
Michael Burns, Lions gate Vice Chairman, also added that the stories “will live one and on”, further suggesting that the upcoming ones be prequels.
Burns also made a remark about the most recent of all the Hunger Games films, Mockingjay Part 2, probably being the least successful because of the lack of arena scenes and battles.
Therefore, since the games ended with the last story, prequels might be their best way to go to incorporate earlier or maybe even the first Hunger Games.
Catching Fire and Mockingjay movie director Francis Lawrence also previously stated that he is interested to direct more movies from the series, but only if Suzanne Collins will be the story writer.
Given that we don’t hear from Collins, we can assume that she probably isn’t involved here, at least for now. While continuing the series is a good idea, the plot and story are a little more complicated.
As for more Twilight movies, a spinoff is expected to revolve around Bella and Edward’s daughter, Renesmee Cullen falling in love with Jacob. Other possibilities are different character perspectives.
Feltheimer also added that if they could all meet with all the people, studios and distributors involved, they could probably figure out something that would be best for everybody.
Right now, there’s still no guarantee if the next Hunger Games movies will actually be made. One thing’s for sure, though, the upcoming movies would be taken by fans as either instant hits or complete disasters. What do you think?
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