The Hunger Games: Catching Fire might have only just started shooting, but with release dates already set for Lionsgate’s two-part adaptation of the final book in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy, Mockingjay, the studio has already set to work on the film.
Variety reports that Game Change screenwriter Danny Strong has signed up to write The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. No director has been attached for the two-part finale as of yet, although it’s feasible Catching Fire helmer Francis Lawrence will stay on for these movies. There’s no news either on where in the story the break between the two parts might come. The novel sees Katniss and he cohorts becoming increasingly involved in a revolution that’s started to sweep Panem.
Danny Strong won an Emmy award last week for his Game Change script, and also wrote The Butler for director Lee Daniels, which is currently shooting in New Orleans. Mockingjay Part 1 is already set for release November 21st, 2014, while Part 2 comes on November 20th, 2015.