The L.A Times has posted an article, from a source unable to speak on record, about who Lionsgate has in mind for a director. According to the source the master list is about seven to eight directors long.
The master list is seven or eight names long, all men, and all have some significant credits to their name. Lionsgate is basically hoping to re-create the “Harry Potter” moment when Warner Bros. brought Alfonso Cuaron to direct the third film in the series. (Chris Columbus left after helming the first two.) Cuaron was a creative choice who excited critics, journalists and author J.K. Rowling, who all were interested in what the director of “Y Tu Mama Tambien” would do with the series.
In fact, Cuaron is in the mix for “Catching Fire,” along with David Cronenberg and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, among others. All have been working in the industry for decades and trend more toward darker, indie fare than commercial hits.
Any of the three men would be a reassuring choice for fans and Collins. And all three auteurs could have compelling takes on the material. Other names are sure to rise to the surface, but Cronenberg, Inarritu and Cuaron should give fans some reassurance that Lionsgate is doing its best to try to preserve their beloved franchise.
****Remember this is NOT AN OFFICIAL release, it’s only rumors at this point, and until we hear the Official word from Lionsgate this will be treated as a only a rumor****
So what does everyone think about the list so far? Are you happy with the choices Lionsgate may be making on a director? Let us know in the comments below!