on the interview with SciFiNow, Director Francis Lawrence revealed what will fans see on ‘THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE” movie:
The first Hunger Games movie stuck very closely to the book by Suzanne Collins, and new director Francis ‘I Am Legend‘ Lawrence has done the same in the sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Speaking exclusively to SciFiNow, Lawrence admits, “It’s a really faithful adaptation. We definitely made some cuts, but we did it with Suzanne [Collins, author], and I would say that it’s very, very faithful.”
One of the page-to-screen moments that Lawrence can’t wait for fans to see is the spinning cornucopia, which houses weapons that tributes can steal for themselves.
“There is a moment we have in the arena when the gamemaker starts to spin the cornucopia, and I’m very proud of that,” he tells us.
“We designed a very cool sequence and created a spinning island, and that’s going to be very, very cool. So that’s kind of fun and very unique. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
There’s also going to be a few more scenes with Gale (played by Liam Hemsworth) that Lawrence is particularly proud of.
“One of the very first things we shot was a sort of goodbye before Katniss goes into the arena that I like a lot. We actually shot it while we were in prep. We went out into a meadow, out in the mountains in north Georgia and shot this sequence over three or four hours, and I really like it.
“Jennifer and Liam are really good in it,” he adds. “It’s very nice.”
(via HG Girl On Fire)