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'The Hunger Games' trilogy to be split into four movies

Lionsgate has confirmed that ‘The Hunger Games’ film franchise, starring Jennifer Lawrence, will not be a trilogy like the Suzanne Collins books. Instead, 'The Hunger Games' will be four feature films.

By Ben KendrickScreen Rant / June 2, 2011

'The Hunger Games' star Jennifer Lawrence arrives to promote her new film at The Late Show with David Letterman.



Given the amount of backlash over the choice of up-and-comer Jennifer Lawrence (X:Men First Class) as 'The Hunger Games‘ lead Katniss Everdeen, not to mention the seeminglynever-ending casting updates, it’s no surprise to hear that Lionsgate is expecting big things from the upcoming film franchise.

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Even less surprising, but equally transparent, is the studio’s choice to stretch Suzanne CollinsHunger Games book trilogy into a film quadrilogy (four movies) – taking a marketing cue from similar young adult books-turned-megamoney film franchises, Harry Potter and Twilight.

Deadline New York broke the news earlier today with a subtle mention that the narrative would span four films instead of the book series’ three-part format:

“Lionsgate executives told Wall Street analysts this morning to expect big things from 'The Hunger Games', a series of four action films that the studio will release from the trilogy written by Suzanne Collins.”

While the extra film release isn’t exactly a ground breaking idea, it was the first semi-official report that we’d heard regarding the possibility of a fourth 'Hunger Games' film – and it wasn’t long before industry insiders started phoning Lionsgate for confirmation.

The Hob, a Hunger Games news site managed to snag official word, reporting that Lionsgate was directly confirming the four film structure – but wouldn’t discuss where the movies would be split:

"We can confirm we have a deal that encompasses four (4) movies for THE HUNGER GAMES."

"We cannot confirm any details beyond the below [the previous response listed above] at this time."

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