I feel like Miller would be a better choice. I'm not worried about him handling the effects because if we looked back in Gary's movies before THG, none of them had anything similar with the hunger games yet he managed to make a fantastic movie even though it wasn't his type. So Miller would definitely surprise us just like Ross plus he's good at making a really engaging, emotional movie just like Moneyball. Of course I would maybe rather have a different director other than Miller or Lawrence.
That’s a fair point, but then again, I’ve heard a lot of criticism about the effects in The Hunger Games, not that I necessarily agree with those criticisms but they’re there. Court and I were both hoping that whoever stepped in did have some action experience BUT a lot of Catching Fire is emotional story stuff so I see why Miller would be a choice and a good one. Like I said, I’d be happy with either, but just because a director is Oscar nominated doesn’t mean that they are necessarily the best fit for a movie.
If Miller gets offered the director’s chair, he will be forced to push back a movie that he’s been trying to get off the ground, that has just added Mark Ruffalo to the cast, and that is more his type of movie to direct. So it might even just come down to whether or not he’s willing to make himself available for it. -T