Hunger Games sticks with director Lawrence for sequels
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Francis Lawrence has signed on to direct the final two installments of the hit movie The Hunger Games, movie studio Lionsgate said on Thursday.
The announcement follows months of rumors that Lionsgate might go with a different director to helm the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, - the final part of the trilogy which will be split into two separate films.
The I Am Legend director is currently filming the second film in the franchise, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, slated to hit theaters in November 2013. Mockingjay - Part 1 is scheduled for a November 2014 release with Part 2 coming a year later.
Gary Ross directed the first film in the blockbuster, which was released in March and has since grossed some US$670 million (S$818 million) worldwide.