Francis Lawrence Confirmed to Direct The Hunger Games Sequel, Catching Fire

The Collider:
Several weeks ago, we reported that director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) had been offered the director’s chair for The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire. There was little doubt he would take the gig, and now Lionsgate has sent out a press release confirming that he has the job. Hunger Games director Gary Ross passed on returning for Catching Fire due to the lack of prep time, which apparently isn’t a problem for Lawrence. The rushed schedule and hiring of a journeyman director like Lawrence means Catching Fire will likely be a straight adaptation of Suzanne Collins‘ novel, which is a shame because the book has serious problems past the halfway mark.

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alycakes1635d ago

I'm sure he's a capable director. Hope it comes thru without problems. I did see the movies they mentioned that he's directed. They aren't quite on the same level but I still think the movie will be great.