The story is told by two members of the Garde: Number Four (John Smith), who is on the run with Sam, Six, and Bernie Kosar (aka Hadley, a Lorien Chimæra), and Number Seven (Marina), who's hiding at Santa Teresa, a convent in Spain. While John, Number Six and Sam try to stay ahead of the Mogadorians while searching for the other surviving Loric, Number Seven searches for news of John after his heroic battle at the school that came at the end of I Am Number Four
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Why: WithHarry Potterover andTwilightwinding down, Hollywood needs a new series to wean young audiences on. Enter:The Hunger Games.
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Why: Will Smith hasn't released a movie since 2008 (guess Seven Pounds not breaking $100 million convinced him to focus on other things) and there appears to be still worldwide affection for the franchise.
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Why: The actors, the sets, the personnel -- everything is in place. And high hopes remain that Jackson's heart is in the right place, too, and that his passion for Middle-earth hasn't diminished after so many years spent on the films.