THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE BEGINS PRODUCTION
Lionsgate just announced through a press release that production for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has begun today in Atlanta, GA (USA)
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — LIONSGATE® LGF -1.08% , a leading global entertainment company, today announced the start of principal photography on the highly anticipated sequel to the worldwide blockbuster film THE HUNGER GAMES. Beginning today, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will shoot primarily in existing locations in and near Atlanta, Georgia. The film will subsequently be shot on location in the beaches and jungles of Hawaii before wrapping in late December, 2012.
Said Lionsgate’s President of Production Eric Feig, who is overseeing the production on behalf of the studio, “We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with Francis Lawrence, who has already exhibited immense creative vision and resourcefulness in casting the film and planning its look and feel. The stakes are raised in every way in this second story, and we are thrilled to get the production underway in these perfect locations, with our excellent returning cast and some world class actors in new roles.”
“Lionsgate has been a longtime partner of Georgia’s entertainment industry being the first production company to take advantage of our film tax incentives in 2005. The fact that they are continuing to bring productions including this high profile franchise to Georgia reaffirms their commitment to our talented crew, diverse locations and accessibility,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Cummiskey.
We are very excited that this new era in the Hunger Games fandom is finally getting started! We are sure that Catching Fire will bring us just as much (if not more) satisfaction as the first film brought.
In the following weeks and months, be sure that HungerTimes will keep you posted on every available detail about this production.