Catching Fire Will be Filmed in Atlanta and Kauai, Hawaii (Update), New Production Designer

I have two Catching Fire filming location news for you. In case you haven’t heard, it’s been reported that Catching Fire will be shot in Atlanta and then in Kauai, Hawaii. As for the Atlanta filming, Kate Emery, an Art PA and Florida State University Film School alum, has confirmed that she has been asked to be involved in the art department for the Catching Fire production. Here is her statement at the Florida State University Film School Network blog:
From Kate Emery (MFA 10) “Not more than an hour after the numbers officially came in for the Hunger Games opening weekend, production designer Philip Messina asked me to come back for the sequel, Catching Fire. I’ve been on as Art PA for about three months now and I’m having a blast. We’ll be in preproduction for a few more months and then we’re going to shoot in Atlanta. Francis Lawrence (I am Legend, Like Water for Elephants) is directing and our new costume designer is Trish Summerville (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). Together with Phil they’re taking the story in an exciting cinematic direction. I’m thrilled to be so involved in the project and can’t wait to see our work spring to life in Atlanta! Look for Catching Fire on November 22, 2013”.

Thrish Summerville won the a Costume Designers Guild Award for her work on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She would presumably be taking the place of The Hunger Games costume designer Judianna Makovsky. (Thanks for the heads up!)
On the other hand, the official website of Kauai, Hawaii has confirmed that there were several film scouts who were considering the island for the movie. Here is their statement:

With the recent big screen hits “The Descendents” starring George Clooney and “Pirates Of The Caribbean On Stranger Tides” with Johnny Depp, today’s announcement doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. Hollywood movie scouts have chosen the Garden Island of Kauai as one of the filming locations for the movie based on the trilogy by Suzanne Collins, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Film scouts have been searching out locations within the Hawaiian Islands and have zeroed in on Kauai. With the natural beauty, rugged terrain, isolated valleys, lush green jungles, turquoise waters and wildlife, it is no wonder Hollywood has again made a smart choice in picking Kauai.

“Catching Fire,” Finnick Odair and the Third Quarter Quell is set to hit theaters late November 2013.

Kauai, Hawaii


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