My Short List Of Directors Who Could Direct 'Catching Fire'
Here is my short list of directors that I can think of to possibly direct Catching Fire. I bet for some of them you will be like, "NO WAY!!!" I bet that once Mockingjay, the third book/film, is ready to begin shooting, we will probably be in this same situation, wondering who will be directing it.
Alright, let's get this party started...
Karyn Kusama isn't a stranger to films with a female main character, having done films like Aeon Flux with Charlize Theron and Jennifer's Body with Megan Fox.
Len Wiseman, who just finished the Total Recall remake, wouldn't be a bad choice either. He made also did Live Free or Die Hard, which was a financially successful film in the Die Hard franchise.
The Expendables 2 director Simon West could also be on the list but he may want to take a break from sequels since he just did one already.
Brett Ratner knows his sequels, having done all 3 Rush Hour films and he directed X-Men: The Last Stand so in terms of a safe bet, he would be the safest. He may not be the most popular choice but he will always be in the running to direct sequels.
Stephen Williams, best known for directing several episodes of the TV series Lost, would probably be a cheap choice. He can handle character pieces and action scenes pretty well.
But to me the most crazy idea I have in my brain would be two Japanese directors, Hideo Nakata and Takashi Miike.
First, with Hideo Nakata, he directed The Ring 2, which was the sequel to the remake of HIS OWN film. He could bring in much needed scares and can direct action scenes very well.
Now with Takashi Miike, he may be an even crazier idea. Yes, the guy who directed cult classics of Japanese film such as Ichi the Killer and Audition, should definitely direct this. I mean, he has done some extremely weird films, yeah, but he has done his fair share of other genres like family-friendly to teen drama to even a musical horror comedy film in The Happiness of the Katakuris. The guy can do pretty much whatever he wants.
Well, there you have it. The short list of directors that I can think right now. Though, it wouldn't surprise me if Lionsgate decided to get some unknown person to direct it sort of like how David Yates, relatively unknown in the States, was signed on to direct Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Is there a director that YOU would like to see direct Catching Fire? Comment below and let us know.