Published On: Mon, Sep 23rd, 2013

Director Francis Lawrence discusses ‘Hunger Games Catching Fire,’ says the story is ‘much more complex’

In the latest Total Film magazine, which profiles many of the big films slated for the fall, director Francis Lawrence discusses the second Hunger Games film.

Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games Catching Fire photo“I really loved how the world opens up in the second book. The mythology opens up, the story’s much more complex, you see more of the Districts and Capitol, and you really start to get a sense of the meaning of things,” Lawrence says in issue 211 of Total Film magazine.

Fans of the book know this, but moviegoers can expect a different film and a different tone from Catching Fire going forward.

“This one’s very, very different. The arena’s much more active. And the movie’s about different things, thematically: it’s about the beginning of rebellion, and Kat is becoming a symbol, and there’s much more love story.”

Catching Fire: Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire arrives in theaters on November 22, 2013.



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