Lionsgate is already looking for Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2 directors
While we are still excited for today’s casting announcement and rumors, IndieWire has a very interesting piece of news. Last week, Lionsgate announced that the Mockingjay book will be split into two movies for its theatrical release. The source is now reporting that the studio is already on the hunt for directors to tackle the adaptation.
New Lionsgate movie chiefs, Summit’s Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, producers Nina Jacobson and author Suzanne Collins are currently vetting the right directors for the last two “Mockingjay” films, which are also hurtling into production (for release November 2014 and 2015), too fast for Francis Lawrence to be in charge.
With a November 2014 release date for Part 1 it would be imposible for Catching Fire director, Francis Lawrence, to take on the final films of the saga. The most obvios movement would be for Lionsgate to hire a single director to shoot both parts back-to-back, but we’ll know in due time.