That would be awesome!
Since Gary Ross has officially abandoned the sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Lionsgate is scrambling to find another director. So far the studio has a list of "seven or eight names" that they and author Suzanne Collins would be interested in working with.
One of those names is David Cronenberg, the guy behind
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Parting is such sweet sorrow!
And some of the stars from The Hunger Games are now in mourning upon learning the news of director Gary Ross's resignation.
Three of the Games' tributes volunteered their feelings:
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Now that Gary Ross has officially quit The Hunger Games franchise, the big talk in Hollywood is his replacement!!
So naturally, Joss Whedon was approached
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Well that didn't take long, did it?!?
Last week, we heard reports of Gary Ross' departure from the Hunger Games franchise only to later hear it was all a rumor.
But as it turns out, that rumor had more truth to it than someone was trying to show!!
The seasoned director released this statement on the whole ordeal:
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Not so fast!
Reports circulated yesterday that Gary Ross, who directed the smash Hunger Games, had officially decided to step away from the film adaptation's follow-up, Catching Fire, but apparently, according to sources close to the production that nothing is, in fact, formalized - in fact, he's on a family vacation right now and hasn't made any decisions regarding his involvement!
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Guess that shaky camera work needed to go!
Gary Ross is a lovely, seasoned director but his approach to Hunger Games was a bit dizzying for some.
But don't think he got fired for it. Oh no, the headline U read is correct. Mr. Ross QUIT!
Not one to stay in the same place too long (like Foxface), especially when a studio can't agree on a pay raise, Gary decided to pack his bags and move on from the franchise to a new project sans Katniss & Co.
Farewell, Gary!! And may the odds be ever in your favor!!
[Image via WENN.]
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Hunger Games has tallied over $363 million at the box office.
The top stars such as Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson are all signed for the sequel.
Seems like a no brainer to bring back the original director for this monster hit, no?
Sources say the director, Gary Ross, is seeking a significant bonus over the $3 million salary he had for Hunger Games, but Lionsgate has taken a hard like stance in the negotiation process.
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