Nina Jacobson talks sci-fi – The Hunger Games and The Dominion
Posted by LiveFor on March 16, 2010
The Hunger Games – Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games.” The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When her sister is chosen by lottery, Katniss steps up to go in her place.
“The author (Suzanne Collins) is adapting it herself and she is writing away as we speak so I’m very excited about that.” said Jacobson.
Lionsgate is targeting a 2011 release for the film. “[The studio] has been incredibly gonzo about having the movie. We’re getting the script in and our goal is we hope to attach a director late spring and make the movie in the fall for release anytime fall ’11 or later. But that’s if everything goes perfectly on the script. If we take more time on the script, we’ll just go a little bit later. But our hope is to be making this movie in the fall,” she explained.
Check out The Hunger Games site.
The Dominion – A sci-fi thriller which centers on a human who is chosen to command an army’s first-ever platoon of robotic soldiers.
“It’s a great really interesting subject matter,” said Jacobson. “It’s been very educational for me actually to learn all about military robotics. My writer’s actually about to turn the script in to the studio in the next couple of days and hopefully we’ll start looking for directors soon.”
Both of those films sound excellent. I’ll keep you posted on their development.