See 'The Hunger Games' on an IMAX screen beginning April 27, plus details about 'Catching Fire.'
Lionsgate is releasing 'The Hunger Games' for a limited run at 100 IMAX theaters, starting April 27 for one week.
'Hunger Games' has been killing it at the box office, recently claiming the number one spot for the fourth weekend in a row.
Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group Co-Chair Rob Friedman said of the re-release:
"It's wonderful that so many fans have expressed interest in seeing The Hunger Games in the immersive IMAX format, and many of these are repeat viewers. We're delighted that IMAX has been able to accommodate them through this special one week re-engagement."
Lionsgate has also announced that Francis Lawrence will direct the second installment of 'The Hunger Games,' 'Catching Fire.'
Lawrence will replace Gary Ross, who directed the first film, but had issues with the production schedule for the second film.
Francis Lawrence directed 'Water for Elephants,' 'I am Legend' and music videos for Britney Spears ('I'm a Slave 4U'), Jennifer Lopez ('Waiting for Tonight'), and Lady Gaga ('Bad Romance').
Put 'Catching Fire' on your calendar! It's set to open in theaters on November 22, 2013.
In other Hunger Games-related news, star Josh Hutcherson has adopted - a rescue dog! Check out pics of Josh and the 3-month-old pit bull, named Driver.
The puppy was found by rescue group Hands Paws Hearts at the Los Angeles County shelter, with adoption coordinator Sasha Rose telling People.com, "He sat in the shelter for 11 days with a broken leg, and the injury was already about a month old. He'd been sitting in a great deal of pain."
Glad to hear that Josh gave him a nice home!
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