First looks at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 revealed

Lionsgate has revealed the official first online look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 hits theaters on November 21, 2014. Series #1 features an exclusive look at District 13’s President Coin, along with a video interview with Julianne Moore and a Q&A with director Francis Lawrence, producer Nina Jacobson and screenwriter Peter Craig. ….

Philip Seymour Hoffman joins cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Lionsgate Films and the filmmakers behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire have announced that Philip Seymour Hoffman has been cast in the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, “Head Gamemaker” for The Hunger Games, in the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ hit novel Catching Fire. Philip Seymour Hoffman just wrapped a Broadway run as Willy Loman in ….

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Star Trek Sequel coming to IMAX and both shooting with IMAX cameras

IMAX, Paramount Pictures and Lionsgate Films have announced that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second film in the popular Hunger Games franchise, will be released in the immersive IMAX format on November 22, 2013. Additionally, the as-yet-untitled-sequel to J.J. Abrams’ 2009 blockbuster Star Trek will be released in IMAX 3D on May 17, 2013. ….

World Without Us being adapted to big budget tentpole

Man’s disappearance from the planet Earth is set to become big box office. Fox has nabbed film rights to an environmental non-fiction book titled The World Without Us, and intend to turn it into a tentpole feature for Mark Protosevich (The Cell, Poseidon) to write and Francis Lawrence (Constantine, I Am Legend) to direct, according ….

Casting News for Will Smith’s I Am Legend

The Francis Lawrence-directed remake of The Omega Man, I Am Legend, is currently in production and filming in New York City and the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. I have news that, in addition to starring Will Smith, the film will also feature the beautiful Salli Richardson Whitfield (who appeared in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid and Antwone Fisher as Berta Davenport) and gorgeous ….

Smith ‘Gains’ New Projects

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Will Smith is attached to star in the upcoming film Seven Pounds for Columbia Pictures and will produce the film alongside his Overbrook Entertainment partner James Lassiter.  Seven Pounds was written by Grant Nieporte, and tells the story of a man who inadvertently falls in love with a woman while attempting to kill himself. Sort of a depressed Hitch, I guess. ….