I, Frankenstein and Hunger Games: Catching Fire Confirmed for SDCC

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We’re just about a month away from the biggest comic convention out there, which takes place in San Diego. A few days ago, it was announced that Warner Brothers would be taking their latest hit series Arrow to the con and the critically acclaimed Hannibal would also have a panel. We also know that comic and film giant Marvel will have a large presence, as usual, and hopefully they will bring us fans some exciting news about some of the upcoming films. Two projects from Lionsgate will also be taking take part in the festivities: Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which is the second film in the massively popular film franchise and the Aaron Eckhart starred I, Frankenstein, which hits theaters next January.

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I, Frankenstein is an adaptation of of the graphic novel of the same name, which was written by Underworld’s Kevin Grevioux, who also penned the screenplay for the film. The studio promises some never-before-seen footage from the film, which stars Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski, Bill Nighy, Jai Courtney and Kevin Grevioux. I, Frankenstein centers on Adam, a monster developed by Frankenstein, who is caught in a vicious battle between immortal gargoyles and demons, both of who want to know the secret of Adam’s immortality. The film is being directed by  Stuart Beattie.

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Also taking part is the second film in the hugely successful Hunger Games franchise, Catching Fire. Beyond this news, details are limited. Lionsgate did not mention who will be involved in the panel when they take over Hall H, but the did say that a new, exclusive trailer will be shown to those in attendance. I’d guess that stars Jennifer Lawrence (who may be there for Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past), Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson would be among those attending the Con, but nothing is official. Catching Fire, which is being directed by Francis Lawrence, picks up after Katniss and Peeta have successfully outlasted the other tributes in the 74th annual Hunger Games. President Snow now sees the duo as a revolutionary threat and quickly finds a way to dowse the fire that is growing. The film is set for a November release and also stars Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci,  Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Alan Ritchson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Donald Sutherland.

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