Sequel talk for The Hunger Games has been the main attraction as of late, after director Gary Ross turned down the position. There was once talk of Alfonso Cuaron or even David Cronenberg taking a swing at the Suzanne Collins written Catching Fire, but according to THR Lionsgate is going to be playing it safe.
They plan on hiring Francis Lawrence. He’s a bit of a generic filmmaker, doing work like I Am Legend and Constantine. While I didn’t mind both films, I don’t recall the actual direction being a shining achievement.
I think he’s fine for a sequel to a mediocre film. Cronenberg and Cuaron don’t need to be wasting their time on stuff like this when they can be off making creative content that far exceeds Collins’ trilogy.
Are you happy with their choice?