COMMENT | As the filming for the 'Hunger Games' movie 'Mockingjay: Part I' is ongoing in Georgia, fans are eagerly awaiting any sneak peek of substance from the third movie in the dystopian sci-fi series. So far we've seen a number of photographs from behind the scenes, devoured the odd snippet of gossip and actor sighting, and taken in the few locations in Atlanta where 'Mockingjay' production has been spotted.
But we won't apparently have to wait too much longer for some actual live action, as it has just been leaked by the rumour mill that the first hugely anticipated 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I' teaser trailer will appear in April. According to sources close to the production, we can expect to see this very early in April as well.
The rumours have been circulating on Twitter in the past 24 hours after a Tumblr site associated with the production apparently leaked the details. If the intention of the 'Mockingjay' production team was to keep this morsel of information relatively low-key then such a notion has already gone out of the window, with social media ablaze with the information.
With director Francis Lawrence having already indicated that the third 'Hunger Games' movie, in accordance with the novel on which it is based, will be bleaker in tone, the first teaser trailer will be a clue to the tack that the production has taken. It seems a certainty that 'Mockingjay: Part I' will be rather different in appearance and feel from the previous films, but Lawrence has to walk a tightrope between producing a movie that is authentic to the novel and one that can attract and hold a mass audience.
Aside from the rumours abou the release of a teaser trailer, filming has been continuing this week in downtown Atlanta. Both Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth have been spotted at the set in in the 200 Peachtree building over the last couple of days, with Lawrence apparently wearing a wig to play the part of Katniss, having had her hair dramatically shorn a few months ago.
'Mockingjay: Part I' will be released in November, and the DVD of 'Catching Fire' comes out in early March.
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