Pop! Pop! With Community’s season four premiere set for February, there has been a lot of drama behind the scenes of NBC’s cult comedy series on NBC. Community’s creator and showrunner Dan Harmon was fired after the third-season finale, staff writers are jumping ship to other network comedies, and series regular Chevy Chase has left the series with only two episodes left in the fourth season. But now there’s a silver lining: NBC has released a teaser, which highlights Community’s tribute to The Hunger Games. Watch the teaser below.
Gary Ross’ adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ young adult novel, The Hunger Games, wasn’t a perfect movie, and nowhere near as good as the book, but it wasn’t bad. The folks from CinemaSins, however, have a bit of a different stance on the matter, and their latest video points out everything that is wrong with the movie. In their estimation there are 53 crimes against filmdom, and they point out every last one of them in this three-minute supercut.
While The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is currently in production in North Carolina, Lionsgate has announced the director who will take up the flame of directing the third and fourth installments in the widely popular young adult film adaptation. Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence will helm both The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One and Part Two.
According to Collider.com, Francis Lawrence took the job as director of the sequel, Catching Fire, when The Hunger Games director Gary Ross dropped out of the production due to an insufficient time table created by Lionsgate for the release of the sequel film. He also left the project because he wanted more money to direct the next film. There were rumors that the same might happen to Lawrence for the third and fourth installments, but it looks like Lawrence is up to the challenge to finish out the Hunger Games series.
When the TV series Community was renewed for a season four, geeks and nerds banded together with glee. But when Sony (the company that makes Community) decided to fire Community creator and showrunner Dan Harmon, the same geeks and nerds didn’t want to see a watered-down version of their beloved show. The gang from Greendale Community College returns to NBC this fall whether you like it or not.
Years before Gary Ross got the job to direct The Hunger Games, director Kevin Tancharoen got a chance to pitch the author of the young adult series, Suzanne Collins, for what he envisioned for the post-apocalyptic class warfare parable. His pitch came packaged in a sizzle reel fan-made trailer. Although he didn’t get the job, his version of The Hunger Games gives more of a sci-fi angle to the source material than what Gary Ross made in the final picture. Check out the fan-made pitch trailer below:
While the sci-fi heavy fan-made pitch trailer is enticing, it’s far too slick and glossy compared to the naturalistic approach Gary Ross took with The Hunger Games. Ross’ version feels raw while staying surprisingly sanitized. Tancharoen’s approach may have brought in more sci-fi geeks but the look and feel of his version may have angered fans of the young adult novel.
Movie trailers are supposed to “sell” you on a movie to bring you back to the theater. They have to show an audience why they should spend their hard earned money on the movie instead of cheeseburgers of snuggies or whatever. For the most part, movie trailers can be a little misleading. What happens if a movie trailer tells you exactly what you’re going to get in the movie? The latest entry in the Honest Trailers web series does exactly that, but now the people at Screen Junkies are taking on The Hunger Games. Check out their new Honest Trailer…