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Lorde To Provide First ‘Mockingjay Part 1′ Single & Curate The Soundtrack


Whoa, super exciting news! Lionsgate announced this morning that Lorde will provide the first single to the Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack AND she will also be picking the rest of the artists on the soundtrack. Check out the press release below!

SANTA MONICA, CA, July 31, 2014 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, announced today that multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-winning recording star Lorde will curate the soundtrack album for the upcoming third installment of the global blockbusterThe Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. In addition to hand-picking the artists for The Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack, Lorde will provide the first single for the highly anticipated film and album. The soundtrack will be available via Republic Records this fall.

The 17-year-old New Zealand native –who will embark on her third national North American tour this fall– exploded onto the scene with her Number One global hit ‘Royals,’ and has taken the music world by storm since the release of her critically acclaimed platinum debut album “PURE HEROINE” [LAVA/Republic Records].

Her quadruple platinum selling single ‘Royals’ helped earn two Billboard Music Awards for ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Rock Song,’ and two GRAMMY® Awards for ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop Solo Performance.’ She currently holds the record for ‘Longest #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by a Female Artist in 2013′ and longest standing #1 for any female artist in the Billboard Alternative Chart history

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson, is the latest installment in Lionsgate’s global box office phenomenon based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling “Hunger Games” trilogy and will be released in theaters worldwide on November 21, 2014.

“I sat down with Lorde on the set of ‘Mockingjay’ this spring and I was immediately struck by how she so innately understood what we, as both fans and filmmakers, were trying to accomplish with the film. Her immense talent and keen understanding of Mockingjay’s characters and themes not only have enabled her to create a song of her own that completely captures the film’s essence, but her insight and passion for our project make her the perfect creative force to assemble the other songs on our soundtrack. I can’t wait to share what she’s done with the fans — it is truly remarkable,” said Francis Lawrence.

Lorde’s unique position as both a songwriter/performer and the curator of the Mockingjay – Part 1soundtrack album came about via her unique relationship with her music publisher, SONGS Music Publishing who was a key architect of the deal.

“Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” said Lorde. “The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people.”

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Hunger Games Movie Pack Now Available for Samsung Galaxy Devices

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To wrap up promotion for the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 teaser trailer this past weekend, Samsung released a special app available for Android mobile devices on Monday.  Users can use the app to view extra content such as complete screenplays for the first two films, excerpts from the books, movie posters, and stills.  It also serves as a hub to access the official websites such as The Hunger Games Explorer, TheCapitol.pn, and Capitol Couture.

It should also be noted that the app is currently available in the US and for certain Samsung Galaxy devices only.  Hopefully they will make it accessible worldwide very soon!

Check out some screenshots of the app below:

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Did you download the app?  What’s your favorite feature?  Leave a comment to let us know what you think!

Thanks to our friends at Jabberjays.net for uploading many of these!

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Check Out What the Rebels Wrote on TheCapitol.PN #OnePanem #OrNot

Some time last week, TheCapitol.PN updated with a One Panem section, which included three moving images (still photos seen below). The One Panem section seems to be in response to the Capitol Concerns section. But now, it looks like the rebels have busted into the site with a new message, but it is hidden. The original message “THE CAPITOL IS LISTENING” is in it’s normal place under Capitol Concerns. But double click the words and see what happens!

image002 Ohhh, rebels we so know The Capitol is lying. We so know! OnePanem-Lead-620x567 OnePanem-Protect-620x533 OnePanem-Triumph-620x566

Have you been on TheCapitol.PN lately? Check it out!

Thank to jabberjays.net for spotting!

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LOOK: Screencaps from “Our Leader the Mockingjay”

Last night Lionsgate finally released the first official teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 for all of us to enjoy.  Now check out 31 screengrabs from the teaser in the slideshow below.

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What moment(s) in the trailer were your favorites? And what little tidbits did you notice that made you excited? Let us know in the comments!


WATCH: The Official Mockingjay Part 1 Teaser Trailer is Here! #OurLeadertheMockingjay

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Our long wait is at an end!  Here it is tributes the Official Teaser Trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1!

Tell us your reactions in the comments!


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WATCH: B-Roll Footage From the Samsung Galaxy Experience at Comic Con

Want to see the goings on inside the Samsung Galaxy Experience as “Natalie Dormer and the Rebel Crew” presented the #OurLeadertheMockingjay Teaser Trailer at SDCC? Well click play below and watch as the first fan in line got some very special treatment for hanging out since Midnight the night before.  You’ll also catch a glimpse at many of our fansite friends who attended the festivities, as well as other fans who were lucky enough to be there for the event.

Thanks to Quarter Quell for uploading the footage!


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NECA Previews ‘Mockingjay’ Merchandise at SDCC

At SDCC this weekend the NECA booth had some goodies to get all of you tributes excited.  Take a look at these photos for a preview of the Mockingjay merchandise that will be available to purchase later this year via Amazon and Hot Topic.

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No release dates are yet available, but we’ll update when we learn more.  See anything you’ll be adding to your collection?  Let us know in the comments!

HUGE thanks to Jabberjays.net for the photos and the report!

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Photos from Samsung Galaxy Experience at SDCC

For those not at SDCC this weekend (including all of us at DWTC) the closest we getting to it is through all the photo from fans and press, so here are some photo from the Samsung Galaxy Experience at the Hard Rock Café in San Diego near Comic Con. You can get a cupcake from Peeta`s Bakery, meet a peacekeeper and watch the Mockingjay trailer which, we should be getting on Monday.

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Mockingjay Cast Signs for Fans at San Diego Comic-Con

It’s been a very eventful weekend, tributes!  Several cast members from Mockingjay: Part 1 made an appearance at San Diego International Comic-Con.  Aside from introducing the trailer in the Samsung Galaxy Experience, Mahershala Ali (Boggs), Wes Chatham (Jackson), Elden Henson (Pollux), Natalie Dormer (Cressida), and Evan Ross (Messalla) took some time to sign autographs for lucky fans.

The official Hunger Games’ Twitter shared these photos:

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Hunger Games UK Teases Pirate Transmission from District 13 on Monday, July 28th

trailer teaseIf you’re like us and many other tributes around the world you are dying in anticipation for the “Our Leader the Mockingjay” trailer that debuted at SDCC earlier today.  Many of us have to wait until the trailer is officially online before we’ll get the opportunity to see it, (unless you can run to Best Buy this weekend) but so far there has been no word as to when that will be.  Well…no official word anyway.  A few hours ago, @HungerGamesUK put out a tease  on twitter that a “pirate transmission from District 13″ would be taking place on Monday, July 28th.  They also included the hashtag #OurLeadertheMockingjay, which is the nickname for the Mockingjay trailer. No time was listed, but hopefully we’ll get another tease yet this weekend to give us a heads up when to watch.

Just a few more days tributes…just a few more days…