Francis Lawrence Reveals Additional Gale Scenes and Assuring That Catching Fire is Faithful to the Book

In an interview with SciFiNow, director Francis Lawrence was able to gush more about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, revealing additional scenes for the character of Gale (to be played by Liam Hemsworth), the cornucopia, and the faithfulness of the movie to the book.

on the cornucopia:

“There is a moment we have in the arena when the gamemaker starts to spin the cornucopia, and I’m very proud of that,” Lawrence said. “We designed a very cool sequence and created a spinning island, and that’s going to be very, very cool. So that’s kind of fun and very unique. I’ve never seen anything like it.”

on adding more scenes for Gale:

One of the very first things we shot was a sort of goodbye before Katniss goes into the arena that I like a lot,” Lawrence said. “We actually shot it while we were in prep. We went out into a meadow, out in the mountains in north Georgia and shot this sequence over three or four hours, and I really like it.”

On the faithfulness of the film to the book:

“It’s a really faithful adaptation,” he told SciFiNow. “We definitely made some cuts, but we did it with Suzanne [Collins, author], and I would say that it’s very, very faithful.”

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