When Hunger Games director Gary Ross decided to not work on the movie sequels, it seemed to cause quite a stir as everyone speculated who would be brought on to helm the remaining movies. Well, you’ll be glad to learn that according to EW a new director has been found for The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence has been assigned the task of bringing audiences back into the world of Panem. It’s unclear yet whether Lawrenece will also be filming the third movie, Mockingjay, but personally, as much as I enjoyed the first half of I Am Legend, I can’t wait to see what Lawrence adds to the mix.
Catching Fire has a planned November 2013 release date.