With director Gary Ross bowing out of The Hunger Games, Lionsgate has started to pull their resources together for a short list of directors to take on the sequel. With production on Catching Fire looking to get started sometime in August, time is starting to run out. Thankfully, the studio has it’s own tribute list all ready to go.
So far, the list contains Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Children of Men) , David Cronenberg (The Fly and A History of Violence), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (21 Grams and Babel) , as well as a few others who have yet to be named.
Any of those three would be a great name to have onboard. Personally, my vote goes to Alfonso Cuaron. Considering his work on Children Of Men, I think he would be well suited for The Hunger Games 2. But I can’t deny that I’m super curious to see what Cronenberg’s take on Catching Fire would be. He and Cuaron should co-direct.
Is there anyone listed that you think should direct? Maybe someone who isn’t even listed?
Catching Fire is scheduled to be released on November 22nd, 2013.
Source: Geek Tyrant