There’s no real secret that The Hunger Games sequel, Catchinig Fire will be filmed mostly in Atlanta, Georgia, with the Arena for the Games are most likely to be created on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai.
One of the sources for a lot of information out of North Carolina during The Hunger Games shoot, was local newsman, Russ Bowen. Back then he’d provide a lot of updates on exactly what was going on at the time in his area. Now he’s back on Twitter to provide a bunch of updates on Catching Fire.
He says the start date for filming Catching Fire is set down for September 10 in Ataltan.
He also says that crews have already started their pre-production work at a facility in Atlanta and that signs that the movie may film any of its new components in North Carolina are looking pretty bleak.
Here’s exactly what he had to say:
- As I’ve been reporting for months the chances of
#catchingfire shooting in NC at all have looked bleaker & bleaker. No sign at all they will
- Owner of Henry River (The Seam) hasn’t heard from them again despite early spring conversation
- Crew also see no indication of future NC shoot
- Pre-production is underway in ATL [Atlanta] as I mentioned last week. SFX [special effects team] working out of building on Chatahoochee Avenue in ATL
- Soundstage located in midtown ATL
- Tentative shoot start date is around September 10th
- But, Lionsgate still has an option to shoot in Henry River. Many shooting locations are still being worked out.
What we do know for sure is that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is due to start filming real soon and is due to be released in cinemas on November 22, 2013.