Hunger Games Movie Release Date

January 26th, 2011 by Brian Leave a reply »

Mark your calendars for March 23, 2012. We’ll see what director Gary Ross does with it. As for the rating? Some say they want it to be R because of the violence. My wife made a good point, though. The main readership, while many adults have read it, is still under 18. Here’s what the director has to say about it, from Entertainment Weekly:

“It’s not going to be an R-rated movie because I want the 12- and 13- and 14-year-old-fans to be able to go see it,” says Ross. “This book means too much to too many teenagers for it not to be PG-13. It’s their story and they deserve to be able to access it completely. And I don’t think it needs to be more extreme than that.” He promises though that his vision for the movie will be just as stirring as anything found in Collins’ prose. “I don’t need to have a huge prosthetic budget or make this movie incredibly bloody in order for it to be just as compelling, just as scary, and just as riveting.”

The fact that Gary Ross was the screenwriter for Seabiscuit and Big has me excited. He knows what it takes on the literary side of things and will hopefully do the book justice. A March release date is better than Forgettable February, but it’s no big summer release.

I’m extremely curious about Lionsgate being the distributor. They’re the company that puts out Barney and LeapFrog DVDs, but are also the ones behind the Saw movies and the new Conan the Barbarian adaptation.


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