Nina Jacobson Talks ‘Hunger Games’ being next ‘Twilight-like’ Phenomenon
Entertainment Weekly talks to producer, Nina Jacobson, about Hunger Games’ potential:
One can’t help but wonder if the demand for an R-rating comes partly from adults who are somewhat mystified by the fact that they devoured a trilogy marketed to the YA audience. Not everyone appreciates being told that they’ve fallen hard for “the next Twilight,” as many in the press have already dubbed Collins’ anti-war trilogy.
Producer Nina Jacobson is no stranger to the comparison, even if it’s one she doesn’t buy. “I think anybody who’s read the two books knows that they are as different as night and day, with very little in common other than the youthfulness of their protagonists,” she says. “I mean, Holden Caulfield is young too! But as a producer you can’t help but be thrilled that people are comparing something that you’re working on to something that so many people love.”