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Lionsgate may volunteer the Hunger Games and Twilight franchises as tribute to reboot mania.
Both franchises wrapped up their stories before cinematic universe fever broke, and Lionsgate is itching to fill the hole — first by exploring a John Wick universe that spans movies, TV, and comic books, and now by revisiting their most popular and lucrative franchises.
Lionsgate - CEO - Jon - Feltheimer - Studio
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer implied that the studio is looking to produce more installments or spin-offs of the Hunger Games and Twilight franchises provided they get Twilight author Stephenie Meyer and Hunger Games writer Suzanne Collins to sign off, according to Variety.
Feltheimer said during a quarterly earnings call with analysts on Tuesday:
Lot - Stories - Creators - Stories
“There are a lot more stories to be told, and we’re ready to tell them when our creators are ready to tell those stories.”
The fact that this conversation took place on an earnings call with Wall Street, without involving the authors, is telling. It’s less about “more stories to be told,” and more about how much they can market franchises that were on unsteady narrative ground to begin with.
Okay - Hunger - Games - World - Worth
Okay, Hunger Games may have a world worth exploring, especially in prequel form before the games were instituted, or even at the beginning of the games’ inception. But what an utterly nihilistic franchise that turned out to be. I do think it was bold of Collins to write...
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