Think “The Hunger Games” will end at four films? Not if the studio can help it.
Author Suzanne Collins penned three books in the series – “The Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay”. The first was adapted to the screen and pulled in nearly $700 million at the global box-office last year.
The sequel, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” opens next week in many territories and could earn up to a billion suggests early estimates. The third book of course is being adapted into two films set to hit late 2014 and 2015.
Unsurprisingly, Lionsgate is keen on letting this major franchise continue. They also have champions in their corner, several actors involved in the films such as Jennifer Lawrence have reportedly asked Collins to pen a fourth novel.
However, Collins’ agent was recently asked about whether there could be a fourth book, to which he explicitly replied that “the books were ‘done’, and that there were no plans for a fourth trip for Katniss into the world of the Capitol.”