Sources say….It’s Francis Lawrence!

If this is true, we’re very excited to see what Francis Lawrence will do with Catching Fire, and we are even more glad that he has experience when it comes to big special effects and big budgets.

Bennett Miller (Moneyball) and Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) on list of Catching Fire directors!

Our Director Picks for Catching Fire

Here are our picks for directors we would want the most, a mix of pie in sky dreams and viable candidates!

1. Christopher Nolan
Okay, my pie in the sky dreams. Director of some of my favorite films such as Inception and The Prestige, he could do wonders with the multiple storylines occuring in Catching Fire. Most likely he is far too busy with post production for Dark Knight Rises and working on Man of Steel. The same goes for Peter Jackson and Ridley Scott. A girl can dream, can’t she?

2. Steven Soderbergh
Most known for the Ocean’s movies, definitely a solid choice for Catching Fire. I just loved how he handled the District 11 riot scene in The Hunger Games. Most likely a large pricetag, I would trust him to handle Catching Fire.

3.The Coen Brothers
Joel and Ethan Coen have directed some of the coolest films of our time! They’re responsible for films such as O Brother Where Art Thou and the legend, The Big Lebowski. Not sure how their schedule is, but might give Catching Fire a nice edginess.

4. Ron Howard
Ron Howard’s the man! Do I need to explain all the great work he’s done over the years? He seems to have a great handle on multiple genres, and would do great with working with younger actors. We say, “Yes, please!”

5. Kathryn Bigelow
Here’s an interesting choice that’s being thrown around. She directed Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker and the new film about Navy Seal Team 6. Granted she’s got a great handling on war, but interestingly enough she’s a big painter. I wonder if any of that would come into play with Peeta’s storyline in Catching Fire?

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