The FOX has eaten the Lion(sgate)!
Remember this, kids: It always boils down to bureaucratic bullshiz…
Over the past couple of weeks we’ve played the “will he, won’t he” game concerning Hunger Games’ director Gary Ross and his decision to direct the second movie in the HG triology, Catching Fire.
Well, he’s not.
Why? FOX is pushing for Jennifer Lawrence to begin filming the second installment of X-Men: First Class around January 2013, which prodded the Lionsgate & its bond company on Catching Fire to insist on an end filming date of December 2012 (!)
Ross is NOT about to try and write/direct Catching Fire - which he says will be the hardest of the three to make into a compelling film - in less than 8 months.
So…basically he’s saying," Suck it, I’m the man, you can find someone else!"
[Image via WENN.]