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HUNGER GAMES NEWS JUNE 10TH: SET PHOTOS, NEW FILMING LOCATION, LOVE TRIANGLE, AND WHAT TO CALL FANS

by Dawn, June 10, 2011

New Set Photos From The Hunger Games Feature Elizabeth Banks And Our First Look At The ‘Hall Of Justice’! via Comic Book Movie

New set photos from the upcoming novel adaptation have emerged, featuring Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket and our very first look at the ‘Hall Of Justice’.

Also spotted in costume was Willow Shields as Primrose Everdeen, and Josh Hutcherson, who plays Peeta in the movie, was also seen hanging around behind-the-scenes at the Hall of Justice.

See More Photos here and here

The Hunger Games Movie Moves to Dupont State Forest via TheHungerGamesMovie.org

The Hunger Games Movie filming has wrapped in Shelby [North Carolina]. The production crew has now moved to Dupont State Forest.

Work on the the major motion picture “The Hunger Games” moves to the Dupont State Forest. Some folks faced some minor traffic delays and trail closures during filming Tuesday. Filming has wrapped up in Hildebran and Shelby. Work will continue in the mountains through the summer.

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See the News Clip here

Katniss’d and Famished: Beefing Up Romance in The Hunger Games Movie Leaves Us Starved For More via Seattle Pi

The new Life & Style story on The Hunger Games stirred up a debate in the fandom of the bestseller books which are now being adapted for Hollywood by Lionsgate.

“In their story, L&S reports that to make the first movie a bit more interesting, “scenes have been added in to give the heartthrob a larger role on-screen and make the love triangle steamier and a bigger aspect early on in the franchise.””

This is quite an unwelcome news. The Hunger Games is not the next Twilight, as most media have assumed. The romantic element of the books is only a part of Katniss Everdeen’s life, most of which is being the face of the rebellion that will bring the tyrant government down and a beaten girl trying to keep her family alive. These books are about survival and facing tough situations with grit and determination.

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What to call fans of ‘The Hunger Games’? The debate begins via The Hunger Games Examiner

You have Potterheads and Twihards, but what the heck does one call a fan of The Hunger Games? That’s the debate going on right now amongst fans of the best-selling book series by Suzanne Collins.

Earlier this week, E! Online’s Ted Casablanca dubbed fans “Jabberjays” — a term most fans took an immediate dislike towards, for two reasons. Firstly, because in the books, the Jabberjays were a creature bred by the Capitol for nefarious ends — and secondly, because fans didn’t want Ted Casablanca dubbing them anything.

Now, fans have taken matters into their own hands.

Multiple fan sites for The Hunger Games are now asking their readers to submit suggestions and vote on which names they should use to refer to themselves.

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or join the Discussion on Twitter here

I love the way District 12 looks. And I’m excited that they’re filming so fast! And if they’re moving to forest, I wonder if they’re shooting Gale and Katniss’ hunting scenes or if they’re starting the Games? I hate that they’re beefing up the romance aspect of the books though. It’s really only important in book 2, and adding it now will take away from the rest of the story. As for the fandom name, I like “Tributes”.

What did you think of the pictures? Do you like that there’s going to be more romance? What do you think fans should be called?

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