Francis Lawrence And Lionsgate Talk Catching Fire


Today Lionsgate and Francis Lawrence put out an official statement about the upcoming second Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. The President of Production, Erik Feig starts off the statement released today, “Lionsgate, the cast, and filmmakers are all thrilled to have Francis Lawrence come on board as director of Catching Fire.  Suzanne’s brilliant book is the intense story of the birth of the rebellion and Katniss’ emotionally charged journey as she takes on the mantle of the Mockingjay, and we all think Francis is the perfect director to bring the story to life.”

Nina Jacobson, Producer for The Hunger Games, echoed mr. Feigs feelings, “From the very beginning of this brilliant trilogy’s journey from page to screen, our first priority has been to stay true to the heart and soul of Suzanne Collins’ powerful stories. From my first conversation with Francis, I knew he would make a great partner for both me and Suzanne.   His passion for Catching Fire and inspired ideas for a faithful adaptation make him the perfect director for this movie.  I know this will be a wonderful collaboration and I cannot wait to get started.”

Lawrence Franics started off by Thanking fans and letting fans know he will do his utmost to make the film amazing and true.  ”Hello fellow Hunger Games fans!  I just want you all to know how unbelievably excited and honored I am to be a part of Catching Fire.  At the end of the day, all of the work that I put in to my movies is for you — the fans. Make sure to post and let me know what you’re most excited to see in this adaptation as we aim to make something truly faithful and spectacular! It is truly an honor and a privilege to bring Catching Fire, the second chapter of Suzanne’s beloved trilogy, to the big screen. I fell in love with the characters, the themes and the world she created and this chapter opens all of these elements up in such a thrilling, emotional and surprising way. I can’t wait to dive right into it and bring this chapter to life along with the truly superb cast and filmmakers involved.”

Mark your calendars because production will start this fall 2012, and Catching Fire will hit theaters on November 22, 2013 .

Will YOU be watching Catching Fire next Fall?

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