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Quentin Tarantino wishes he had directed ‘Battle Royale’
Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he wished he directed the Japanese action film Battle Royale.The 2000 thriller film, directed by Kinji Fukasaku and based on the novel by Koshun Takami, follows a group of junior high school students who are forced to fight to the death by the government on a remote island.Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday (July 19) about the film he wished he could have directed, Tarantino said: “I’m a big fan of the Japanese movie Battle Royale, which is what Hunger Games was based on.“Well, Hunger Games just ripped it off. That would have been awesome to have directed Battle Royale.”The Hunger Games, based on the novels by Suzanne Collins, followed protagonist Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) who takes part in a compulsory televised death match between 12 impoverished districts overseen by the wealthy Capitol.A prequel film is currently in development based on the novel The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes, set to be released on November 17, 2023.Tarantino has long promised his next tenth film will be his last, following his ninth feature in 2019’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.Speaking last year about the reasoning for his retirement, Tarantino said: “I know film history and from here on in, filmmakers do not get better.“Don Siegel – if he had quit his career in 1979, when he did Escape From Alcatraz, what a final film! What a mic drop.
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Peter Dinklage cast as Academy dean in The Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Game of Thrones alum Peter Dinklage just joined the growing ensemble of Lionsgate's prequel The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and production is already underway.The New Jersey-born 53-year-old will take on the role of Casca Highbottom, the dean of the Capitol's most prestigious high school, Academy.In Suzanne Collins' 2020 novel, Highbottom develops the idea of the Hunger Games with Crassus Snow, the father of Coriolanus Snow (Donald Sutherland) who goes on to become the callous autocratic ruler of the Capitol and all of Panem. Production is already underway! Game of Thrones alum Peter Dinklage just joined the growing ensemble of Lionsgate's prequel The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (pictured February 23) Hitting US/UK theaters November 17, 2023! The New Jersey-born 53-year-old will take on the role of Casca Highbottom, the dean of the Capitol's most prestigious high school, AcademyDirector Francis Lawrence - who helmed Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part One, and Mockingjay Part Two - said Highbottom was one of the most powerful people in 18-year-old Coriolanus life.'As the austere and vindictive face of the games, he sets the rules that will determine every aspect of Coriolanus' fate,' the 51-year-old Grammy-winning filmmaker told Deadline.
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The Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes casts Tom Blyth as the young Snow
Just weeks after announcing a November 2023 release date, the cast is starting to come together for The Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.Tom Blyth, the 27-year-old actor who plays the title character in Epix's new Billy the Kid series, has been cast as the young Coriolanus Snow, via People.Donald Sutherland portrayed Snow in The Hunger Games movies, with this new Lionsgate film set roughly 64 years before the events of the first book in Suzanne Collins' trilogy. Young Snow:Tom Blyth, the 27-year-old actor who plays the title character in Epix's new Billy the Kid series, has been cast as the young Coriolanus Snow, via People Prequel:Just weeks after announcing a November 2023 release date, the cast is starting to come together for The Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Original Snow:Donald Sutherland portrayed Snow in The Hunger Games movies, with this new Lionsgate film set roughly 64 years before the events of the first book in Suzanne Collins' trilogyThe film will be adapted from Collins' 2020 prequel novel of the same name, which follows an 18-year-old Snow, decades before he would become the ruler of Panem.The story follows the young Snow, who becomes elated when he's selected to become a mentor to one of the tributes in the 10th Annual Hunger Games.
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The Hunger Games to return to cinemas with prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ release date confirmed
we’ve known this for quite some time, but now studio bosses have confirmed it’s slated to hit cinemas in November 2023. Much like all the other movie news we’ve been welcomely bombarded with this week, an update on the film’s release date was unveiled during a presentation at the CinemaCon event in Las Vegas on Thursday.Casting for the movie has yet to be confirmed, but film bosses revealed director Francis Lawrence, who directed the last three movies in the franchise, will return to helm the latest installment.The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will be based on the latest book by The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins which was released last year.The story is set years before the events of the first films and follows a young Coriolanus Snow, who was played by Donald Sutherland in the OG Hunger Games films.In the original movies, Snow was the cruel ruler of Panem, but in the prequel, he will be seen mentoring a young tribute in the 10th Hunger Games.He is assigned District 12 tribute, Lucy Gray Baird, who gains attention by singing during the reaping.In the book, the games are disrupted when one of the mentors, Arachne Crane, is murdered by her tribute, while Snow is later accused of cheating and stealing food.The Hunger Games films starred Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, with Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne and Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy.The first film was released in 2012, and spawned three sequels which concluded with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 in 2015.The Hunger Games remains one of the most successful franchises in cinema history grossing a staggering $2.9 billion (£2.3 billion) collectively.
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