Yesterday, I looked at the tricky question of what filmmakers have not only all the various skills needed to assume the newly-vacant director’s chair for The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, but actually have a schedule free enough to do it. In the real world, a much smaller list of filmmakers satisfies all those conditions, making Lionsgate’s task at finding their replacement for Gary Ross that much harder.
But let’s not live in the real world just now. What director would you want to direct Catching Fire? Who do you think would be able to handle both the big, effects-driven action scenes and the moments of wrenching emotional tumult in Suzanne Collins’ darker, weirder, more political second book? Who do you feel would bring an exciting new spark to the ever-complicated story of Katniss, Peeta, Haymitch, and a host of new, exciting characters? Is it an established, A-list director, or a brash up-and-comer? Culling from reader suggestions on yesterday’s post, here are 10 possibilities – but by all means, nominate your favorite in the comments if you don’t find it here!