Catching Fire Movie Release Date
Sony aren’t the only studio setting release dates for sequels way ahead of time. Lionsgate sent out a press release today informing the world that Catching Fire, the movie adaptation of the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy, will be released on November 22, 2013.
Liongate see The Hunger Games as their Twilight, and they’ve already said they intend to make all the books into films (possibly splitting the final book). Other than The Expendables and Tyler Perry movies Lionsgate don’t really have any big money makers, so adapting a book series which has sold over 8 million copies could give them a major franchise.
Here’s the synopsis for Catching Fire via The Hunger Games Wikia. Potential spoilers for non-book readers.
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark both survived the Hunger Games. Both returned home wanting and expecting a somewhat peaceful future. But the Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
When rumors of a rebellion that she started reach Katniss’s ears, everything changes. Now, as Peeta and Katniss are forced to visit the districts on the mandatory Victory Tour, everything can and might go wrong—if Katniss and Peeta cannot pull off their act as two madly-in-love teenagers. If they fail, everything they’ve worked for will be gone.
Opening on March 23, 2012, The Hunger Games chronicles a dystopic Capitol which requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl, forced to participate in the annual “Hunger Games,” a fight-to-the-death live televised event.
Katniss Everdeen’s little sister is chosen in the lottery to participate and Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to take her place. Although persevering through hardship is commonplace for Katniss, she must start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love in order to win the games and return home.