A film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey became inevitable right around that time when it became one of the most popular works of fiction among women, during a time when Twilight and The Hunger Games are already proving how lucrative books-to-film adaptations can be. What’s surprising is that it could arrive sooner than everyone(…)
The Hunger Games
While the filming for The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire has not yet started, Lionsgate is already looking for a director for the final installment in the trilogy, Mockingjay. One of the previous potential directors, Gary Ross, has already stepped down from the franchise, citing difficulties with the ludicrously tight production schedule imposed by Lionsgate.(…)
After the big numbers that The Hunger Games’ big screen adaptation managed to pull, Lionsgate is now starting to realize how lucrative teenage novels can be, which is why they have recently acquired the rights to another popular teen novel trilogy, Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking.
The Hunger Games nets the third highest opening of all time, with a whopping $155 million opening weekend take, making it the third most successful opening of all time. I guess there’s no use calling it The new Twilight now, as it has already outstripped the most profitable film from the vampire series.