Friday, January 7, 2011

Hunger Ganes Director Chosen

OK, so I'm on a movie kick at the moment. But I am a huge huge fan of the Hunger Games trilogy and so am watching the news about the movie adaptation.

Entertainment Weekly has reported that they have chosen a director - Gary Ross - who directed Seabiscuit and Pleasantville. Apparently Ross discovered the books after listening to his twin 15-year-old son and daughter rave over them! After he devoured the trilogy he flew himself to London to meet with producer Nina Jacobson (who was on the set of One Day) to plead his case. “I felt very protective of the book,” says Jacobson, who already had a long line of interested directors at her door. “There was a version of the movie that could be made that would in fact be guilty of all of the sins of the Capitol and portray this violence among youth irresponsibly. If you put the visual wow as your priority over the character of Katniss, you risk making junk food out of something which is anything but. And Gary had a real feel for the balancing act between the epic adventure and the intimate love story.”

Maybe we can all let out a sigh of relief after hearing that.

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