Word came out a few hours ago that Francis Lawrence, the director of the upcoming sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire has now also been brought on to direct the final two films of the series, the two part adaptation of Mockingbitrd.
This is nice news for people who don’t want to go through the stress of finding a new director like they did when Gary Ross decided not to do Catching Fire.
Lawrence is currently filming Catching fire. When that is done, Jennifer Lawrence will take leave to go film X-Men: Days Of Future Past. That will give them time to prep for filming Mockingjay, which is scheduled for a part one release on November 21, 2014 and a part two release of November 20, 2015.
Catching Fire will hit theaters on November 22, 2013.
Amazon’s Book Synopsis of Mockingbird
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year