Jennifer Lawrence Officially Joins ‘The Hunger Games’
We told you the other day that the studio was close to offering Jennifer Lawrence the lead role in The Hunger Games adaptation, and now we’re hearing reports that the actress has officially signed on the dotted line. Lawrence will play the lead role of Katniss, who is a teenager that gets roped in to a post-apocalyptic game that features teenagers fighting each other to the death. Gary Ross is set to direct the first adaptation of this very popular series of Young Adult novels (some are calling it the next Twilight), and the film is currently set to arrive in theaters in 2012.
Zack Snyder Talks ‘Superman’
Ever since the new Superman movie was announced, folks have been wondering if, like Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, it would be some sort of continuation of the previous Superman installments. Well Snyder finally cleared up that question recently when he told Hero Complex that pays no attention to those other Man of Steel movies. He says, “The one thing that everyone can start to think about is that we're making a movie that finally goes with the approach that there's been no other Superman movies."
He’s still remaining hush-hush on plot, though Snyder did promise that a look at the suit isn’t that far off. “We're going to have to show it before we shoot, probably a while before that, because [otherwise] someone will be on the set and get a picture of it."
Liam Neeson Makes ‘Taken 2’ Official
Previously there had been some talk about a sequel to the surprise hit Taken, and now Deadline reports that Liam Neeson and writer-producer Luc Besson have agreed on a deal to make Taken 2, with production beginning toward the end of this year. No word on what the plot will center on, though we expect it to involve Neeson being a badass for two hours. Expect this one to hit in January or February of 2013.
Sound off and let us know which of these projects you’re looking forward to the most.