Here’s Jennifer Lawrence all over New York the last couple days on a final hard push for The Hunger Games which, as mentioned yesterday, could open as high as $120 million but probably no lower than $80 million which is, obviously, massive.
As a result, shares in Lionsgate are exploding, up almost 30% over the last month and almost 90% in 2012 alone. That’s a LOT of cash money, perhaps even more than at the box office. And all for a girl who came from a Young Adult dystopia story. Which is why they’re all scrambling, searching for The Next.
Could it be Divergent?
I wrote about Divergent after devouring it last year. Click here for my review. The sequel, Insurgent, is due out in a couple of months.
Summit, now Lionsgate I guess, acquired the film rights for Divergent last year. A screenwriter was hired in July. By the time they get it through preproduction, the series may be complete, with a proper fanbase steadily nurtured like The Hunger Games’s before it.
Or, by the end, will we be over Dystopia and on to something else?
If only something else could be The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M Danforth. Impossible. You’ll see why when you read it. Many of you have been asking for a book recommendation. Go for this. A review is coming soon.
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