Book of the Month News: Suzanne Collins Interview

Sep 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Book News, Featured Articles, Movie News

I was thumbing through my issue of Book Page (available for free at many libraries) and found a new interview with Catching Fire author, Suzanne Collins!  In the interview Suzanne states that she herself will be writing the screenplay for The Hunger Games movie.  You can read the entire interview here!

It’s impossible not to ask about the third book and the movie. Will you be involved in any way with the film?
“Yes! The Hunger Games has been optioned and I’m signed on to do the screenplay. I am looking forward to telling the story in a different medium. Of course we will be handling the subject matter very carefully and anticipate that the film will have a PG-13 rating.”

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21 Comments to “Book of the Month News: Suzanne Collins Interview”

  1. brandi says:

    I am super excited by this this!!!!!!! I just wish it coillf all gapen sooner! : ]

  2. Yesiel B says:

    I just finished reading Catching Fire like 5 minutes ago, Way better than The Hunger Games, so action packed and left you wanting more!.. cant believe we have to wait another year for the last one to come out.
    I hope the movie comes out soon. but dont know how they will make it into a PG13 with all the battles involved, hopefully its faithfull to the book.

  3. Christine May says:

    wow ! i’m so happy to see that shes writing the screenplay herself! thats so awesome !

  4. obsessed twilighter says:

    omg she is an awesome writer!! the second book was so suspensful!!! and if shes writing the screenplay it will stay true to the book and ther wont b cheesy lines or crony scenes although it will b pretty violent….
    ughh i CANNNTT wait for the 3rd book

  5. Emmett's Girl says:

    I LOVED that book and am eagerly awaiting Catching Fire. I’m so excited she’s writing the screenplay. I will definitely see that movie!

  6. bella says:

    OmG!!!!

    AM BUYING CATCHING FIRE THIS ARV!

  7. Stephany says:

    Does anyone know when the third comes out or even the name of it?!?!

  8. I_am_Bookworm! says:

    I guess, I am going to have to jump on the bandwagon for this book. It looks interesting.

  9. neva says:

    this series is AMAZING! it totally sucks you into the universe of Panem and right into district 12! These books are addicting! Catching Fire was just as good if not better than Hunger Games…i found myself laughing, yelling and crying!

  10. jess says:

    okay can someone please tell me when the book comes out in the UK…i cant find a release date, and im starting to get really impatient!!!! I need my next fix of the hunger games lol, i have read over the 1st & 2nd chapters now 5 times

    THANK YOU xxx

  11. obsessed twilighter says:

    ok can someone help me…i know its an obvious question butttt what the heck happens to peeta at the end???

  12. Mrs. Ariana Edward Cullen says:

    OMP!!! (Oh MY Peeta) lol jk hahahaha
    I just finished reading Catching Fire 10 minutes ago. AND IT WAS AMAZING!! I liked it better than Catching Fire! It had so many twists and action and ahhhh! I can’t even choose between Gale and Peeta; it’s way to hard. They are both so awesome! And I can’t believe we have to wait a YEAR for the 3rd book! I won’t be able to survive. But I hope they start the movie soon. It will occupy me while I wiat XD But Suzanne said that it won’t be until several months before she starts on the screenplay because she has to finish up #3.

  13. Mrs. Ariana Edward Cullen says:

    Peeta was taken away by a Capitol plane with Johanna, while Katniss, Finnick, and Beetee were taken by Plutarch Heavensbee and Haymitch in a District 13 plane.

  14. Mrs. Ariana Edward Cullen says:

    Oh and I was balling for 10 minutes when I read the part when Peeta was telling Katniss that she should stop trying to keep him alive and keep herself alive because she has people back home that she loves and Peeta has no one :(

  15. Gina says:

    I LOVE this book series. So glad that Stephenie Meyer recommended it! She has great taste of course!
    She also recommended The immortal instrument series and it is also awesome.
    Cant wait for third book!
    PG-13 rating: It can definetly be pulled off. LORD OF THE RINGS was PG13 with all those battles (my fav movie ever), you show the battle scenes , you just don’t show blood and gore! and of course, there is no bad language and nothing sexual, only kissing. So it would be great with PG 13 rating. Just like her books, what makes it great is that she leaves a lot to imagination just like Twilight! YAY!

  16. jess says:

    okay can someone please tell me when the book comes out in the UK…i cant find a release date, and im starting to get really impatient!!!! I need my next fix of the hunger games lol, i have read over the 1st & 2nd chapters now 5 times

    THANK YOU xxx

  17. obsessed twilighter says:

    Thanks Mrs. Ariana Edward Cullen!!! ugh i cant wait foe the third book to c what happens!! this book was soo intense!!! and poor pppeeetttaa!!

  18. Ash Pash says:

    I have to say I am a little sad that the next book will be the last :( I wish there were going to be more! Yay I am happy they are making a movie however I dont know if I will be able to see it, it might dissapoint me

  19. Mackenzie says:

    So Im guessing there isn’t auditions yet but I’ve wanted to play Foxface since I first opened that book. Does any1 know when and where the auditions are yet?

  20. Mandy says:

    To #15. Gianna- There was a few bad words in the books… HELL.

    OMG! I’m reading Caticing Fire right now! They are like the best books ever!

    And no idea about audtitions yet. but I would love to play Katniss, but i’m 12. So Rue or Prim would be nice!

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