SCREENING SKEDS of what's in Iloilo Theaters this Week...
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[all screening skeds are subject to change without prior notice]

Saturday, September 28, 2013

David Yates out to make TARZAN; eyes Alexander Skarsgard and Christoph Waltz to headline cast

David Yates, the director of much of the later Harry Potter movies, and Warner Brothers are developing a Tarzan movie. Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood) has emerged as Yates’ top choice to play Tarzan in the pic. And just this week, Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained) has entered talks to take on the villain role. In addition to that, Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone and Margot Robbie are among the actresses are currently being considered for the role of the female lead Jane. Earlier this year word came that Warner Bros. was putting the brakes on Tarzan due to budget concerns. But now, the project is back on track. [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, September 27, 2013

Erik Matti's ON THE JOB opens in US theaters

Erik Matti's ON THE JOB, which is perhaps the most important Filipino movie to watch this year. opens in US theaters this week. You can check out all the screening locations in the US by clicking HERE

ON THE JOB has been getting raves at the recent Cannes Film Festival and the Puchon  International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea where it won in as the Jury's Choice. The US' variety.com which is also a US magazine, also gave the film a review full of praises, calling it "A gritty, convoluted but steadily engrossing crime thriller from Filipino genre maven Erik Matti"

ON THE JOB is also the New York Times Critic's Pick of the week. NY times' critic Jeanette Catsoulis says "Matti’s pitiless view of Filipino society may be deadening, but his filming is wondrously alive" [Read the NY Times Review here] Indeed, this movie is poised to change the face of Philippine mainstream cinema. [Check out our review of ON THE JOB here] Check out the International trailer for the movie after the jump...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Neil Marshall to helm TROLL HUNTER Remake; and another Game of Thrones episode

The Norwegian film "Troll Hunter" which was directed by André Øvredal, was one of the most applauded foreign films to come out in 2010, and was released in the US with strong positive reception. Now, this monster movie is up for a remake with director Neil Marshall at the helm to direct it.  Production is looking to get underway in early 2014 while there’s still snow on the ground, which means that things are going to move very quickly on the project.  The original pic centered on a group of students investigating mysterious bear killings who come across a troll hunter and, subsequently, a giant troll. No release date has been marked as of yet. [hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Live-action CINDERELLA movie, in production

Let's see now, we already have 2 new Snow White movies, one Twilight-like Red Riding Hood movie, an emo-centric Jack in the beanstalk... Now we have a new Cinderella movie! Walt Disney has hired Kenneth Branagh ("Thor",  and the upcoming "Jack Ryan") to direct the movie CINDERELLA which will star Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter. Walt Disney Pictures announced this week that principal photography has begun at Pinewood Studios in London, on “Cinderella,” Disney’s first-ever live action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale. The first image off the film has been released online (above). “Cinderella” will be having its release date on March 13, 2015. [hit the jump to continue]

TRANSIT is the Philippine's entry to the Oscar Awards 2014; Singapore's is ILO-ILO, the UK's is METRO MANILA

There's a whole lot of something Filipino in the entries for this year's Best Foreign Language Film category in the upcoming 86th Academy Awards which will be held on March 2, 2014. Singapore's entry is the movie entitled "Ilo Ilo" is about the relationship between a Singapore family and their newly arrived Filipino maid in the midst of the 1997 Asian financial crisis. It is based upon the true-to-life experiences its director Anthony Chen and his family's relationship with a Pinay OFW Nanny from the City of Iloilo.  Meanwhile, the UK's entry for the festival is British filmmaker Sean Ellis"Metro Manila" which tells the tale of a poor probinsya family which moved to Metro Manila, only to be stuck on a much darker fate. This has a more bleak and darker tone, closer to crime noir drama.

And from our end, here in the Philippines, our entry is the movie entitled "Transit" which was chosen by the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) to be the country’s entry in the best foreign language film category of the Academy Awards in 2014. Directed by Hannah Espia, “Transit” tells the struggles of a Filipino family working in Tel Aviv after the Israeli government passed a law ordering overseas workers’ children below 5 years old to be deported back to their countries. It debuted in the 9th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, where it bagged 10 awards, including best film and best director for Espia. [hit the jump to continue]

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Cine Europa Festival 16 in Iloilo City held this Week

The FDCP's Cine Europa is actually on its sixteenth year. But while this festival has since been centered in Metro Manila theaters, this year it extends its scope to Baguio City, Davao City, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu City and to Iloilo City. Cine Europa is FDCP's festival which hopes to get more Filipinos to watch European films, not only do we Filipinos get to be shared cinematic works of art from Europe, but the event also strengthens the bonds between Filipinos and members of the European Union, as well as Europeans who reside here in the Philippines.

Here in Iloilo, the festival is held at the FDCP's Cinematheque Iloilo from September 24 to September 29, 2013. The festival formally kicked off this evening at the Cinematheque with the German film "Almanya: Willkommen in Deutschland" (Almanya: Welcome to Germany). The Cine Europa is jampacked with various wonderful films from various countries in Europe. Check out the screening skeds of these movies after the jump... 

Warcraft's Initial Cast Batch

The WARCRAFT movie is one of those most highly anticipated films that so many fans cant wait to see. And now, the movie adaptation project which will be directed by Duncan Jones, is getting their initial casting line-up that include Collin Farrell, Paula Patton (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Paul Dano (Prisoners), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Travis Fimmel (History Channel’s Vikings), and Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels). There are no details on who they might play, but both Farrell and Patton are being eyed for the lead roles. WARCRAFT will be based more on earlier Warcraft games, and will hope to spawn sequels based on later Warcraft games such as the MMORPG Game World of Warcraft. WARCRAFT has a January 2014 production start-date, and a 2015 target release date. [hit the jump to continue]

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Joss Whedon Rewrote Troublesome Scenes in THOR: THE DARK WORLD

In a display of extremely impressive effort of advance troubleshooting and evident care, writer-director Joss Whedon actually stepped in to do some rewrites for some troublesome scenes in THOR: THE DARK WORLD. Apart from master producer for these Marvel movies Kevin Feige, Joss Whedon plays the significant part as being the creative showrunner for all these Marvel movies, his contract with Marvel allows him to consult on all of the studio’s other properties.  Such that Whedon had a hand in the script for Captain America: The First Avenger, and now, we know that he has also stepped in to fix minor problems in the Thor sequel as well. [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, September 20, 2013

Disney's INTO THE WOODS begins production

Disney’s highly anticipated film adaptation of INTO THE WOODS, which is based on a popular Tony-winning original musical, has began last week. It features an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast. Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” helms the film. The original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics—including an all-new song for the big-screen adaptation is produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall. Shooting in studio and on location throughout England, the film is slated for a December 25, 2014, holiday release. [hit the jump to continue]

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Insidious 3 is Already being Planned

Entertainment One (eOne), FilmDistrict, and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has announced that they will be developing the third chapter of the micro-budgeted INSIDIOUS film franchise which Leigh Whannell has signed on to write.  Whannell has written both INSIDIOUS and INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 which has just opened in local theaters this week, and just had a stellar first weekend release in North America debuting to more than $40 million at the box office making it one of the largest horror genre openings ever and one of the biggest openings for a film released in the month of September.  Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions, which produced both INSIDIOUS and INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, is producing the next installment along with Oren Peli.  Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Peter Schlessel, Lia Buman and Xavier Marchand are executive producing. [hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fast & Furious 7 Cast Rundown; plus, Our Fast & Furious Continuity Guide

The casting line-up for FAST & FURIOUS 7 is starting to look like The Expendables, and not only because Jason Statham is joining the cast, but because it's starting to be occupied by big names (we'll get to that a little later in the article). Actually, Lucas Black is not a big name, but he was the main protagonist in The "Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" which introduced Justin Lin on the director's chair of the franchise and successfully took it and and take off to evolve into this massively popular action movie franchise (with "Fast & Furious", "Fast Five", and "Furious 6"). Now, Black is back to reprise his role Sean Boswell from 'Tokyo Drift', joining Dominic Toretto and his team. Along with Jason Statham, the new cast include Djimon Honsou (best known for his roles in "Gladiator"and "Amistad"),  popular Indian and Bollywood film actress and model Deepika Padukone, female mixed martial artist and UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, English actress Nathalie Emmanuel (best known as Khaleesi's interpreter in Game of Thrones) and Thai martial arts superstar Tony Jaa, best known as the star of the Ong Bak movies. There's a really strong rumor that Kurt Russel is also included in the cast, but because it is not yet officially confirmed, my best bet is that it's going to be a small role, or perhaps another teaser appearance for the next movie (just like Statham at the end of part 6). FAST & FURIOUS 7 is scheduled for a July 2014 release. [hit the jump to continue, and check out our Fast & Furious continuity guide]

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Julianne Moore joins The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Lionsgate has announced that four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore (BOOGIE NIGHTS, THE HOURS, THE END OF THE AFFAIR and FAR FROM HEAVEN) has joined the cast of THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 & 2 as President Alma Coin, the leader of the rebellion against the Capitol.

Moore will star opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth in the third and fourth installments of  the HUNGER GAMES franchise, slated for release in November 2014 and November 2015, respectively.  She will join new cast members including Natalie Dormer, Stef Dawson and Evan Ross. [hit the jump to continue]

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Syowing this Week

It feels like a festival of really good Pinoy movies this week, as the Film Development Council of the Philippines holds its 2013 Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival All-Masters Edition at SM City Cinemas. And among those films being featured is the Ilonggo movie SALVI: ANG PAGPADAYON which has drew much praise already since its premiere which was held September 10, 2013. Also included in this festival line-up is Peque Gallaga’s SONATA which was said to be shot in Negros. The other movies included in the line-up include works from Gil Portes, Elwood Perez, and Mel Chionglo. The Pinoy festival fever seems to be not exclusive to SM only, as Robinsons has extended the screening of the highly acclaimed Pinoy movie ON THE JOB (OTJ).[hit the jump to continue]

JK Rowling to Bring Back the Harry Potter Universe to the Big Screen

It seems that the Harry Potter movie universe is not yet over as we thought it was. A new movie series based on the Harry Potter universe is being planned. The author of the Harry Potter books J.K. Rowling herself will be having her screenwriting debut on FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, which will be an original story and is planned as the first film in a new series.  The pic will focus on the character Newt Scamander who is the mysterious author of the textbook of the same title. The story begins in New York 70 years prior to the events of Harry Potter. [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, September 13, 2013


The story of SALVI is set in a post-apocalyptic world, and civilization has seemingly become non-existent. Most of the characters cannot even remember (or choose not to remember) how the world has come to that bleak point. The main character of the movie is a girl named Salvi, who chooses to make herself look like a boy, and sets out on a journey to search for her missing sister who was kidnapped long ago by a marauding gang from the “Campo”. Along the way, she meets a thief named Abet who knows the location of the Campo. Salvi’s journey leads her to a slave camp run by a transvestite queen named Madonna. There, they meet another mysterious companion named Kardo.  Salvi soon faces the end of her journey with horrifying revelations. [CLICK HERE to read the full review]

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 slows down for a 2016 release; Plot Details Revealed

Despite Disney's recent epic failure with The Lone Ranger, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, which is now titled PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES is still going to happen. But the studio has pulled the film from its original summer 2015 release date and has moved it to a possible 2016 release instead.  Kon-Tiki helmers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg have been attached to direct for a few months now, but the reason for the delay apparently has to do with the shape of the script.  Rønning and Sandberg weren’t 100% happy with Jeff Nathanson’s outline for the material, and production was looking to get underway in March which meant the duo would have to prep shooting with only an outline to go by and not a finished script.  Nathanson is now working on a rewrite of the material, and the extra time will be devoted to making sure the script is in top shape and trying to bring the film’s budget down below $200 million.[hit the jump to continue]

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Max Landis pitches for a Wonder Woman movie

WONDER WOMAN is a DC superhero property that studios have been trying to successfully adapt into either a movie or a TV series, that could cash in on the popularity and success of superhero movies and TV series. Now, the writer of CHRONICLE, Max Landis has set his sights on it and will give it a shot. While the Landis' draft for Chronicle 2 was rejected by Fox (the studio is going a different way on the potential follow-up), he recently revealed that he plans on pitching his own take on Wonder Woman to Warner Bros.  The studio has yet to officially announce a Wonder Woman film as in development, but the standalone feature is clearly in their plans as they make their way towards Justice League following 2015’s Batman vs. Superman. [hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

SALVI: ANG PAGPADAYON Starts Its Screening Week with a Warm Reception

[photo from the Salvi: Ang Pagpadayon facebook page]
The Ilonggo Movie SALVI: ANG PAGPADAYON had its premiere night last September 10, 2013 at the SM City Cinema, and was attended by fully-packed house. It was attended by various distinguished personalities such as City Councilors, which does tell us that the City Government does support the local arts scene. And it was obvious that the audience that evening loved the movie.

SALVI: ANG PAGPADAYON is showing this week [from September 11, 2013 to September 17, 2013] at the SM City Cinema, and is part of the Film Development Council of the Philippines' 2013 Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival All-Masters Edition which will exclusively be screened in 45 branches of SM Cinema across the country. SALVI was chosen to be the film under the festival's New Breed cinema. Watch out for my review of SALVI tomorrow.

JURASSIC WORLD is set for June 2015 [UPDATED: See the Pitch Trailer!]

JURASSIC PARK 4 is now officially titled JURASSIC WORLD. And Universal Pictures has targetted June 12, 2015 as the official release for Jurassic World.  The film currently has that release date all to itself, though Assassin’s Creed and Pixar’s Inside Out are scheduled for release the following weekend.  Nevertheless, Jurassic World should make a very nice addition to the insane slate of films set to be released in 2015. [hit the jump to continue]

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Brief Q & A with TM Malones, Director of SALVI: ANG PAGPADAYON

The Ilonggo Film SALVI: ANG PAGPADAYON is showing this week on SM City Cinemas, not only in our cinema here in Iloilo city, but in 45 branches of SM Cinema across the country as well. This is a movie shot with Ilonggo actors and actresses, shot in various locations in Iloilo City, its production crew are Ilonggo, and the director is Ilonggo as well, TM Malones. I have recently caught up with the director TM Malones, who has been quite busy with the premiere and the screening of the movie this week, to shoot in some few interview questions so that we may get a glimpse of what to expect from this Ilonggo movie and a glimpse of what inspires Mr. Malones’ style and work. [hit the jump to check out the interview]

Monday, September 9, 2013

Eli Roth's GREEN INFERNO and its greenlit sequel

Eli Roth, the director of CABIN FEVER and the 2 HOSTEL movies, hasnt directed a movie in a while, but he has been producing such films as THE LAST EXORCISM movies. Now he's back with the movie GREEN INFERNO which centers its story on a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a dying tribe, but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they protected. While Green Inferno just had its world premiere as part of the Midnight Madness lineup at the Toronto International Film Festival, and while it is yet to be released in mainstream cinemas, a sequel is already being planned. It looks like the studio has much faith in the project; we wonder if this is indeed a movie that audiences will positively respond to. This movie seems to tap on the classic horror theme of cannibals as was popularized in the 80's movie CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. [hit the jump to continue]

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Dwayne Johnson eyed to be THE FALL GUY, McG to direct

One of the popular TV series from the 1980s THE FALL GUY is one of those 80s series that has been in development hell to be made into a movie, but hasn't quite taken off yet. Not until now, Dwayne Johnson is being eyed to star in it. Starring Lee Majors, The Fall Guy centered on a stuntman who moonlighted as a bounty hunter when work was slow.  Just as Johnson is reported as being in negotiations to step into Majors’ shoes, McG (We Are Marshall) is also in talks to direct.  If deals were to close, casting would likely look to the roles of a sidekick cousin and a fetching female stunt actress, played by Douglas Barr and Heather Thomas in the original series, respectively.  That is, if the big-screen version were to follow in the footsteps of the ABC series; no plot details are available just yet. Both Johnson and McG are in talks to get The Fall Guy off the ground. Hit the jump to continue on with the article where we give you a glimpse of what THE FALL GUY is about via the series' synopsis, and the intro for the classic TV series itself. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sir Ian McKellen to play a Retired Sherlock Holmes

When he'll be done with X-Men: Days of Future Past where he reprises his role as Magneto, we'll probably be next seeing Sir Ian McKellen playing a retired Sherlock Holmes as lead in A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND to be directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon, director of such films as Gods and Monsters, Chicago, Kinsey, and Dreamgirls. Further casting will be announced in the coming weeks. AI Film, the production arm of the Icon UK Group owned by Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries, has announced it is financing and co-producing the movie. [hit the jump to continue]


Some people who have described this movie as a return to the classic 80’s Pinoy action movies may not have remembered how those old movies were; Most of those old tagalog action movies were too plain, too stereotypical, and too predictable. In contrast; OTJ breaks the norm and defies the stereotype; it is highly unpredictable, uniquely realistic and very unclear who the good guys actually are, which is a good thing actually. We can safely say that ON THE JOB is that great cinematic hope to change the game in Philippine cinema. [read THE FULL REVIEW click HERE]

Syowing this Week

It looks like another week of great movies with two big genre flicks opening this week, an intelligent  sci-fi action movie, an action remake, a ghost horror movie based on real events, and a biopic of popular 70's pornstar.[hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Transformers 4 entitled Age of Extinction; will feature Dinobots

Yes, there is going to be a 4th Transformers movie. And its title has recently been revealed, along with its first teaser poster and the new cast list which include Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles and Bingbing Li. The official title of Transformers 4 is TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION. It has also been revealed that the Dinobots will have their much awaited appearance in the movie. This movie will scheduled for release on June 27, 2014.[hit the jump to continue]

Pinoy Indie Film BABAGWA to compete in Canada, Hawaii, and Poland

The indie film BABAGWA was an entry in this year’s Cinemalaya New Breed section. It is all set to go international, vying for film festivals in Canada, Hawaii, and Poland. On September 28 to October 4, 2013, it will be at the Dragons & Tigers Award for Young Cinema at the Vancouver International Film Festival. It will also be competing in the 29th Warsaw International Film Festival in October 11 to October 20, 2013. And finally, it will also be competing for the Halekulani Golden Orchid for Best Narrative award at the Hawaii fest on October 13 to October 23, 2013. BABAGWA is written and directed by Jason Paul Laxamana, and stars Alex Vincent Medina, Joey Paras, Alma Concepcion, Kiko Matos, Nico Antonio, Chanel Latorre, Marx Topacio, Raqs Regalado, Garry Lim, Sunshine Teodoro. BABAGWA is about an Internet scammer who falls in love with a wealthy old maid while trying to swindle her using a fake Facebook profile.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam cast as lead roles in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie

We may have JOKED about Fifty Shades of Grey before (that was April Fool's Day anyway). BUT this time, we're serious when we're reporting the main characters of the book adaptation have been cast. Dakota Johnson has been chosen to star as Anastasia Steele, the lead female character, and Charlie Hunnam has been chosen to star as Christian Grey, the lead male character in Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ highly anticipated film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” The film, which will be released by Focus Features on August 1, 2014 in the US, is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E L James, the author of the bestselling book on which the film is based.  The screenplay is by Kelly Marcel. [hit the jump to continue]

Trailer Tuesdays: Elysium, The World's End, Getaway, Metro Manila

Our Trailer Tuesdays this week brings forth some trailers for the futuristic sci-fi movie from Neill Blomkamp (director of District 9) and starring Matt Damon on the lead; ELYSIUM. The British apocayptic comedy THE WORLD'S END which stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and directed by Edgar Wright (director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead). We also got GETAWAY starring Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez, and Byzantium, directed by Neil Jordan, and starring Saoirse Ronan. All of which opens tomorrow (September 4, 2013). In addition, we got a trailer from the upcoming movie entitled METRO MANILA which was directed by British film director, writer, and producer Sean Ellis, and stars Jake Macapagal, Althea Vega, and John Arcilla. [hit the jump to continue]

Monday, September 2, 2013

Hayao Miyazaki to Retire from Filmmaking

Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki is retiring.  Studio Ghibli president Hoshino Koji announced earlier today at the Venice Film Festival that the 72-year-old filmmaker and master of animation is retiring, but further questions about the decision were not answered.  Miyazaki first started working as an animator in 1961, going on to co-found the wonderful Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli, where he directed a number of highly regarded animation features including 1988’s My Neighbor Totoro, 1989’s Kiki’s Delivery Service, 1995’s Princess Mononoke, and 2007’s Ponyo.

This is not the first time that Miyazaki has announced retirement, as he previously took a sabbatical after Princess Mononoke, only to come return to direct 2004’s Howl’s Moving Castle.  Miyazaki’s latest—and probably final—film, The Wind Rises, is currently making the festival rounds and is poised to play Telluride this weekend and the Toronto International Film Festival next week.

Charlize Theron and Chloe Moretz set to star in DARK PLACES

Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks, Nicholas Hoult, and Chloë Grace Moretz are set to shoot alongside writer-director Gilles Paquet-Brenner a film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel DARK PLACES. Corey Stoll (MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, HOUSE OF CARDS), and Tye Sheridan (upcoming JOE, MUD, TREE OF LIFE) will also be starring in this movie. DARK PLACES has already commenced principal photography this week on location in Shreveport, Louisiana.

DARK PLACES tells the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event.  Told in a series of flashbacks from the points of view of Libby’s mother, Patty, and her brother, Ben, Libby is forced to revisit that fateful day and begins to question what exactly she saw - or didn’t see - the night of the tragedy. [hit the jump to continue]

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Upcoming Movies: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

One of the biggest anticipated movies of the year is the second movie in The Hunger Games movie franchise; THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. Based on Suzanne Collins' novel, Catching Fire, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy, this is the sequel to the 2012 adaptation of the same title THE HUNGER GAMES which was successful, so much so that its studio Color Force and distributers Lionsgate and Entertainment One are set to adapt the entire series as a movie franchise, hopefully, as successful as the Harry Potter movies.  Francis Lawrence, director of Constantine, I Am Legend, is directing this movie and will also direct the next two movies THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PARTS 1 and 2 as well. Catching Fire's screenplay is written by Simon Beaufoy and Michael Arndt. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is set for release in the US November 22, the film lands in Philippine theaters November 21, 2013.[hit the jump to continue]

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