Thursday, April 12, 2012
Gary Ross out; three finalists may direct The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire
The sequel is Catching Fire and will have someone else running the show. It's official, Gary Ross will not be returning to the sequel for The Hunger Games. News came out the other day that Ross didn't feel he had enough time to prep the sequel. With only 19 months until the tentative release date, can you blame him? Regardless if you agree with Hollywood's wacky ways, there's already a short list of possible replacements for Ross... an impressive short list that is.
/SlashFilm is reporting that Alfonso Cuaron, David Cronenberg and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu are in the running. Let's go through each director and what they bring to the table:
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
I'm conflicted because I think they each bring something special to the franchise. It's very early in the process, but my vote goes to Cuaron; solely based on my love for his Harry Potter film. So of the three men, who do you think should get the gig?