After the great success of the first in the franchise, The Hunger Games, the world’s eyes (well at least the eyes of the world’s film buffs) have turned to its sequel.
With scheduling conflicts arising for the lead between 20th Century Fox planning their X-Men: First Class sequel and Lionsgate, it has been announced that Catching Fire will shoot in August/September for a November 2013 release, and X-Men will shoot in January of next year.
The leads are all signed on to reprise their roles, but what of the director? Gary Ross has announced that he will not be returning for the next film in the franchise, though this is not wholly unexpected given the amount of time he prefers to prepare for each of his films.
So Lionsgate needs to find a new director, and pretty quick too. Many names have been flying around - Bryan Singer, Alfonso Cuaron, Matt Reeves, Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Soderbergh, Danny Boyle. But who do you think should direct the film? What ability/history do you think is most important in the direct - blockbusters, twisting Sci Fi, fight sequences, first-person driven storyline?
All I know is I don’t want it to be David Yates or Michael Bay!