Mockingjay 1 and 2 to Be Filmed Back to Back
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the films Mockingjay 1 and 2 will be filmed back to back, which will cut down on costs enough to boost the profitability of both films up from what they anticipate to be a lower gross for ‘Catching Fire’ due to higher production costs.
Although no director has been selected for the two planned films to be adapted from “Mockingjay,” the third book in the “Hunger Games” trilogy, Wachsberger said that the two movies, to be released in November 2014 and 2015, will be shot together.
Because of that, Wachsberger said, “we expect the average budget [for the 'Mockingjay' movies] to be slightly lower than ‘Catching Fire.’” And with lower costs, he added, “profitability should come up with the final two installments.”
Source: LA Times