Here are some excerpts from the MTV.
Lionsgate announced the release date for the second installment in the “Hunger Games” film series Monday (August 8), following two new stills from the first flick hitting the Web. “The Hunger Games” is still in production and is slated for a March 23, 2012, release. “Catching Fire” is the only movie slotted for the prime 2013 Thanksgiving weekend spot.
No word yet on whether “Catching Fire” will maintain Gary Ross as director or whether it will follow “The Twilight Saga” and “Harry Potter” trend of getting new directors for its four installments. But, considering “The Hunger Games” is close to wrapping, the timing of the announcement leads us to assume that Lionsgate is attempting to maintain some continuity from the first movie to the second.