My hunger games ended up about 15 minutes back when I decided it was time to slice up some fruit and let noisy bellies go to sleep, but Lionsgate’s Hunger Games will likely only get noisier right up until the doors open for the flick in a month or so. As the inane twits behind Vegemite-flavoured Twisties say, ‘Just chuck it all in. Awareness is key’. Expect to see anything and everything Katniss, Caesar, Effie and little Thor (well, Liam is Chris’s little brother. I’m sure that’s not the first time he’s heard it, right?) as the weeks tick on.
Here’s the latest from the world of “The Hunger Games” :
New TV Spots
And for those wondering, no, TV spots aren’t fingerprint marks that are visible on the watchy side of the Plasma.
Julianne Moore stumps “Mockingjay”
Moore is out promoting her latest flick “Carrie”, in which she plays the scary schooler’s equally unstable mama, and naturally the subject of her upcoming “Hunger Games” stint has come up.
Here’s what she told Knoxville :
Q: You’re going to be in the two-part final “Hunger Games” next year. How did that happen?
Moore: (She laughs.) In the regular way. I owe it to my kids. I bought the last book, “Mockingjay,” for my son. He had read the first two. He said, “Mom, I’m reading these really good books.” So I was in the bookstore and saw the third one. So I bought it and brought it home and said, “Here, honey, here’s the third one.” But I didn’t read it. Then, a couple of years ago, we were on vacation in Mexico and my daughter was reading “The Hunger Games.” She was about 9 or 10. She got up to play Ping Pong and I didn’t have anything to read so I picked it up and read it. I loved it. I thought it was amazing. So I downloaded the next two on my iPad because I was on my way somewhere. I was fascinated by it. I wanted to play this part from the books, actually, and my children loved the series.
Talking to USA Today, Moore said :
“They’re books about war but with adolescent overtones. It’s about, what is totalitarianism, what is revolution? How do people compromise, how do we repeat our mistakes? It’s heartbreaking. I was really impressed by the books, so I’m delighted to be doing it.”
“I think everybody tries very hard to honor the book because there’s so many people who have invested themselves in it”.
Alternative “Hunger Games” Soundtrack
So, finally, someone listened?! They’re actually putting ABC’s ‘Poison Arrow’ on the soundtrack!?
OK. Maybe not. Fools. Instead, ”Brazilian rockers CPM22, Berlin-based ABBY and Spanish alternative band Lori Meyers are being added to the local versions of the soundtrack. The soundtrack featuring ABBY’s song “Again” will be available Nov. 15 in Germany and Austria. The album featuring Lori Meyers’ song “Hombre a Tierra” will be available Nov. 18 in Spain, Central America and South America and the version featuring CPM22, with the track “13,” will be available in Brazil only on Nov. 18.” Each song will also play during the end credits of the film when it comes to theatres in their respective regions.
“Beginning with the worldwide campaign kickoff of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Cannes this past May, we made a promise to work closely with our international partners in order to create a truly global event for this release,” said Patrick Wachsberger, co-chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group. “Adding these highly successful artists, who are each beloved in their local territories, is yet another big step toward achieving that goal.” (Variety)
Covergirl has reimagined the districts of “The Hunger Games”. Here’s a squiz :
The rest are here.