Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Search Begins for the Mockingjay Director(s)!

Looks like they are wasting no time with finding a director (yikes, maybe even two) for the Mockingjay films:

    Lionsgate recently revealed a plan to turn the final Hunger Games novel, Mockingjay, into two films rather than one. The release dates for those last two chapters are already set, for November 21, 2014 and November 20, 2015. Given that the second film, which has yet to even shoot, and is still announcing cast members, opens on November 22, 2013, that means there are three consecutive Thanksgivings with Hunger Games releases to come.
But there might be one problem with that plan: the aggressive release schedule means that Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence might not be able to helm the third and fourth films. And so Lionsgate is already looking for his Hunger Games successor.
     And while the last two films could be shot back-to-back, they might not even be directed by the same person, unlike the final two Twilight films, both of which were directed by Bill Condon.

Well obviously they need to start the process for Mockingjay since they have such a tight schedule now for the films, but the thought of two different directors for the Mockingjay films does make us a tad nervous. I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens!