As I’m sure you guys are aware, the hunt for a new director to helm The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire is underway, after Gary Ross had to leave the franchise. We previously heard that David Cronenberg, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu where on Lionsgate’s wishlist and now two more have been added.
According to The Playlist, Bennett Miller (Moneyball) and Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) are also in contention for the Hunger Games sequel gig.
The site reports that Lawrence is the most obvious fit, but there is no word if any of the mentioned directors will helm the sequel. But, one will have to be chosen soon if they wish to hit their release date of November 22, 2013.
I’m pretty sure fans of the franchise will not want a rushed production which could jeopardize the franchise, and I’m pretty sure Lionsgate don’t want that either.
Who would you like to see helm the sequel?