Thursday, August 4, 2011

Steven Soderbergh Directing Second Unit on The Hunger Games

While this certainly comes a bit of a surprise, especially given that Soderbergh isn’t exactly sitting around doing nothing (he plans to shoot Magic Mike, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Liberace before the end of next year), the team-up isn’t necessarily as out of left field as one might think: Soderbergh and Ross have been good friends for a number of years, with Soderbergh producing Ross’ Pleasantville and Ross frequently giving feedback on Soderbergh’s scripts.

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Frankly, I'm ecstatic, both that they're doing second unit work (there is very little time to get everything done without a second crew filming) and that a director of such high caliber is doing it. Check out his IMDb page.