Lions Gate (LGF) is bringing a few big properties to Comic-Con this year, none bigger than The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The series’ first film ended last year in the No. 3 position (beating out James Bond, The Hobbit, and Twilight), and the star power of Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence looks set to propel this sequel to similar heights. Expect lots of hype going into Saturday’s panel.
The Hunger Games panel will split time with another Lions Gate film, I, Frankenstein, which brings Mary Shelley’s monstrous creation into modern times. The studio’s subsidiary Summit Entertainment has a panel featuring Ender’s Game, the long-awaited adaptation of the young adult sci-fi novel about a young boy tasked with saving humanity via space battles. The film is generating a lot of controversy due to its author’s social and political views, so good buzz at Comic-Con could go a long way for the film.
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