The huge success of The Hunger Games has led MTV to sit down with Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks and Gary Ross to discuss to next book-to-film adaptation in the francise – Catching Fire.
Ross has some idea of what the next Games will look like. “The arena in the second book is tropical and the arena in [the first] book is forests, so that in and of itself will make for a different wardrobe on the part of the crew,” he explained.
“In terms of the cinematic differences in the way I might shoot the movie, I shot this in a very specific way that’s very different than most franchises are shot, obviously, and that had a lot to do with the urgency of what’s going on and Katniss’ point of view,” he continued. “I have some ideas about how to do ‘Catching Fire’ slightly differently, but I don’t want to share them yet. Not because I’m being evasive, but just because they’re not fully baked. But yes, I think it will look and feel slightly different from the first.”
What will certainly get amped up is Katniss’ relationship with her escort, the elaborately costumed Effie Trinket. “You know, everything that I loved about Effie in the first place, which is that her stakes are completely tied up with Katniss’ stakes, everything she does reflects on me, and unfortunately everything she does reflects very badly on me,” Elizabeth Banks said of her relationship with her rebellious tribute. “So the relationship between Katniss and Effie just gets more frazzled, and I’m really excited to see how that plays out.”