Simon Beaufoy sought to pen HUNGER GAMES sequel by Lionsgate
After seeing the full trailer for Gary Ross' adaptation of The Hunger Games, I was sold on the film and wanted more. I am looking forward to seeing it in theaters when it arrives on March 23. Apparently Lionsgate is happy with the film and is moving forward on developing a sequel.
Deadline reports that Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) to adapt Catching Fire. Sources say that Ross will be back to direct the sequel. Ross had actually planned on being involved with the writing of the sequel, but his post production schedule has been too busy. At this time there is no start date for the sequel, but it is a good sign to have someone of Beaufoy's caliber involved.
What are your thoughts on this news? Are you looking forward to The Hunger Games, and it's likely sequel?