Two accomplished filmmakers stand before us – but only one can be named America’s Next Top Catching Fire Director.
On one hand, we’ve got Francis Lawrence (no relation to Jennifer). He’s the man behind some of the most iconic music videos of the ’90s and early ’00s – “Waiting for Tonight,” “Independent Women Part I,” “I’m a Slave 4 U” – as well as CGI-filled action thrill rides Constantine and I Am Legend.
His opponent is Bennett Miller, an Oscar nominee with prestige projects like Capote and Moneyball to his name. Extra nerd cred: Miller is also pals with This American Life’s Sarah Vowell.
These guys are as different as explosion-and-vampire-filled night and quiet, critically-acclaimed day. It’ll be tough for either one to fill Gary Ross’s shoes – even so, which one would you like to see in the director’s chair for The Hunger Games’ upcoming sequel? Decide in our poll below – and if you pick “none of the above,” let us know why in the comments.