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‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Film Based on ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ Will Begin Shooting Next Year

Have you heard The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes? They’re singing it over at Lionsgate, where an adaptation of the Susan Collins novel of the same name is gathering steam. Collins, of course, is the author of the YA book series The Hunger Games. Three of the four books in that series became a franchise […]

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‘See’ Season Two Trailer: Dave Bautista Joins Jason Momoa In Apple’s Post-Apocalyptic Series

When AppleTV+ launched in the early winter/late fall of 2019, one of their biggest flagship shows was “See,” a post-apocalyptic thriller starring Jason Momoa, about a world where most people have gone blind or partially blind and live in primitive tribes. From director Francis Lawrence (“The Hunger Games“), the series, set in a brutal and […]

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Starz Subscriber Growth Lifts Lionsgate Earnings

Robust subscriber growth at Starz lifted Lionsgate’s earnings at a time when movie theaters are still struggling to reemerge from their Covid-era closures and the entertainment landscape is shifting rapidly.The better-than-expected results come as Lionsgate is seen as a potential acquisition target for tech giants and media conglomerates looking to get bigger. AT&T’s decision to […]

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Lionsgate Announces June 24 Re-Opening of China Theme Park

Lionsgate has set a June 24 re-opening of its Chinese theme park, which has been closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The Lionsgate Entertainment World, touted as the world’s first “vertical” theme park, is located in Novotown on China’s Henqin Island near Hong Kong and Macau. The park features immersive attractions based on Lionsgate movie franchises […]

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Lionsgate Announces ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel, ‘The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes,’ Directed By Francis Lawrence

Unlike many of its YA dystopia brethren, “The Hunger Games” franchise has been a huge success for Lionsgate, earning more than $3 billion worldwide off of the first four films. And now, it appears that Lionsgate is officially moving forward with a prequel film, titled “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.” The studio is also […]

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Film News Roundup: ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘John Wick’ and More Set for Free YouTube Showings

In today’s film news roundup, Lionsgate offers four of its biggest films free on YouTube, Bruce Lee gets a Criterion Collection release and the stagecraft union Iatse devises a method for bringing utilities to hospitals.Free StreamingLionsgate has announced that it will stream “The Hunger Games,” “La La Land,” “John Wick” and “Dirty Dancing” for free […]

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‘The Hunger Games’ Prequel Will Follow a Heroic Young Man Who Eventually Becomes the Evil President Snow

Suzanne Collins‘ The Hunger Games prequel is finally being released this year, and Lionsgate is already poised to turn it into a movie. The original trilogy began with the 74th annual Hunger Games, but this story is set 64 years before that – ten years into the Capitol of Panem’s oppressive rule, which is driven […]

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‘See’ Director Francis Lawrence on World-Building and Making Television Shows for Apple [Interview]

One of Apple TV’s first major shows, See, couldn’t have been more in director and executive producer Francis Lawrence‘s wheelhouse. The director behind The Hunger Games sequels, I Am Legend, and Constantine is no stranger to expansive fantastical worlds. Created by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders), See presents a future where sight is a thing of […]

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‘Twilight’ Is Getting a Film-Concert Tour

“Twilight” is being resurrected.The hit movie franchise, based on Stephenie Meyer’s YA book series, is getting a film concert tour a la fellow Lionsgate properties “The Hunger Games” and “La La Land.”Lionsgate is launching the “Twilight in Concert” world tour in August in Brazil, followed by stops in Australia and the U.K.The event will feature […]

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