We are getting reports that Lionsgate – the makers of the Hunger Games films – are considering extending the original trilogy. Read more after the fold.

Deadline posted the following bit of interesting information earlier:

Lionsgate executives told Wall Street analysts this morning to expect big things from The Hunger Games, a series of four action films that the studio will release from the trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. COO Joe Drake said it was “the highest selling film we’ve ever had” at the Cannes Film Festival and that overseas exhibitors consider it “the movie that can change their company.” Although Lionsgate wouldn’t disclose its budget for the films, Drake says Hunger Games could become an “outsized success” for Lionsgate. The studio says it bought the rights before the books became runaway best-sellers, and it has “retained the majority of the upside” in its talent and distribution deals.

This is big news regarding the Hunger Games movies; whether Lionsgate will write an entirely new story or make one of the movies into 2 parts remains unclear. However, they clearly have high expectations for the franchise.

What are your thoughts on a forth Hunger Games movie?