Young Adult book editor Jessica Schein said, “There are books we all love, and books we can’t put down, and then there are books that morph into cultural events.” She’s referring, of course, to the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I ADORED the novels, and am completely geeked-out excited about seeing the movie, which in case you haven’t heard, OPENS TODAY!!!!!
Movies almost never live up to my expectations after having loved the book, but there are so many things the Hunger Games film has going for it – a knock-out cast, Suzanne Collins’ involvement in writing the script, and the dedication of director Gary Ross to “give the audience the same experience they had when reading the book.” Check out this brief interview where he talks about making the film, plus some sneak peak footage.
Interview with Hunger Games director Gary Ross
If you’re braving the masses to see it this weekend, may the odds be ever in your favor!
It really is turning into a cultural event. I can’t wait to see it. That poster with all the characters is awesome!