Lionsgate has already set the date for its sequel - based on the second book, Catching Fire - as the 23rd of November 2012. Bearing in mind the first film has not even finished shooting yet, this is a rather bold move. What do you think?
There is also an interview with Jennifer Lawrence, who plays lead girl Katniss, about the books and its violent content. There was great debate in America over the suitability of the series for young readers due to its violence.
For those not familiar with the series, here is a little taster:
"In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love." (by Goodreads)