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.  


“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.”

Read the full press release HERE

Let’s go, President Snow. Some of us have to go to the mines early tomorrow. OH WAIT.

THECAPITOL.PN Celebrates District Heroes

The release TheCapitol.PN spoke of is here and looks to be the beginning of Mockingjay’s marketing. Yahoo! has released Panem’s “District Heroes”, honoring the small citizens who contribute to the success and flourishing of Panem. No doubt to distract us from the truth, RIGHT GUYS?!

You can also check large images of the District Heroes and compelete MANDATORY registration for Capitol TV @ the newly designed THECAPITOL.PN
So it seems The Capitol is “appreciating” it’s citizens in the face of all out war. Which leads us to wonder…… too little too late?

Lionsgate to Bring Us “The Hunger Games: The Exhibition” Summer 2015

Lionsgate announced a touring exhibit The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, which ”will include interactive displays of authentic costumes, props and other elements of the world of The Hunger Games”.

Lionsgate and Kabam to partner for mobile game based on The Hunger Games

Today, Lionsgate and Kabam announced that they will be working together to bring us a mobil game based on The Hunger Games. No definite name yet, but here’s the description: 

Kabam will produce an exclusive role playing, card collection mobile game that will deliver the action of the blockbuster film into the hands of avid fans around the world. In the game, players assume the identity of District members sent on a mission in order to build their alliance, liberate their District, and rebuild Panem.

For those that don’t know, Kabam is the creator of The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth. We’re big fans of video games here at Welcome to District 12, so we’re thrilled by this news.