Hunger Games in search of a new director

"Hunger Games" director Gary Ross“As a Writer and director, Gary Ross said in a statement on his decision to not direct the sequel, “I simply don’t have the time I [would] need to write and prep the movie I would have wanted to make because of the fixed and tight production schedule.”Despite the extreme financial and critical success of The Hunger Games, the director, Gary Ross has bowed out of doing the two coming sequels. This surprised many because Ross and Lionsgate, had been engaged in talks over compensation needed to get him to return. Ross was paid a $3 milion advance and a percentage of the films profits which will likely bring him an additional $15 million. At appears that money was not the major stumbling block, it was a question of timing.  Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen) is returning for “Catching Fire, but she also is contractually obligated to “20th Century Fox  to reprise her role as Mystique in the sequel of “X-Men: First Class”. The timing of that film would require that “Catching Fire” would need to be shot in a window that Ross did not feel would give him the time he needed to “Prep the movie I would have wanted to make.” It must be nice to be able to walk away from a $20 milion dollar paycheck.

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About Lane J. Lubell
When I began this site, I was a student at "The Latin School of Chicago, and it consumed the majority of my waking hours, the remaining time was split between, making movies, hanging with friends, and spending time with family. Toss in eating and a few hours of sleep; and there was not all that much time left over. I provided that explanation to lower expectation of daily posts, and to point out that simply because I did not review a given film does not mean I did not find it worthy; more likely, homework took precedence. I am now attending Northwestern University where I'm enrolled in RTVF (Radio, Television, Video and Film) department. While I was very happy at Latin, and still go back to see each theater performance; I'm glad to be done with AP Calculus, and love that I get to take a larger percentage of classes focusing on literature, philosophy ,writing and film. I'm still just getting my feet wet here, but I have met some people that share my love of film and theater and we are already planing on some collaborations. Who knows, maybe I could even get a few of them to post a review here on CinemaShadow.com . I made this site not to "Talk to people" about films; but to 'Talk with People" about films. To that end; I would love to have others post comments, list their favorite movies, recommend films, new and old, that you think are worth watching.

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