Simon Beaufoy just finished the first draft of the “Catching Fire” script and it has been sent to Suzanne Collins! For the most part we are told the script sticks to the book, but there are a few tweaks here and there.
“Things always do have to change otherwise there’s always something very flat about very faithful adaptations,” he said. “But on the other hand, there’s an extremely loyal fan base and readership and you just have to be careful of how many liberties you do take. So fortunately Suzanne is here to help me,” he continued. “She’s reading this draft at the moment and she’ll tell me, ‘You can’t do that. You must do this.’ Because there are some things that are sacrosanct to her readers and she knows them very well and she’ll let me know.”
Lionsgate is set to release Catching Fire on Nov 22, 2013!
Source: E! Online