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'Catching Fire' gets title change

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CATCHING FIRE

Today in Hunger Games news: The blockbuster film’s upcoming sequel now has a slightly tweaked title. Lionsgate will officially name the second movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire rather than just Catching Fire, the title of Suzanne Collins’ second dystopian YA novel.

The studio’s strategy echoes the one Summit Entertainment has used for its Twilight films; while the first was simply called Twilight, subsequent titles are all prefaced with The Twilight Saga and a colon. This tweaked title should also set straight moviegoers who have been anticipating a Lionsgate adaptation of Kay Nolte Smith’s 1982 mystery novel.

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