Francis Lawrence Confirmed to Direct The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

May 3, 2012 by Admin  
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Francis Lawrence Confirmed to Direct The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence has officially signed on to direct Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games, based on the second in a series of books by Suzanne Collins.

Lawrence (Water for Elephants, Constantine) replaces Gary Ross, who decided not to direct the second installment in Lionsgate’s new blockbuster franchise due to the film’s tight production schedule. See More

Gary Ross Will Not Direct The Hunger Games Sequel

April 11, 2012 by Admin  
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Gary Ross Will Not Direct The Hunger Games Sequel


The Hunger Games director confirms his departure. Gary Ross has decided not to direct Catching Fire, the second installment in Lionsgate’s blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise.

In a statement late Tuesday, Ross blamed the production schedule. “As a writer and a director, I simply don’t have the time I need to write and prep the movie I would have wanted to make because of the fixed and tight production schedule,” Ross said. See More