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'Hunger Games' director says 'Catching Fire' will not be in 3D
"Catching Fire," the planned sequel to this month's guaranteed blockbuster "The Hunger Games," will have its own look and feel, and won't just recycle visual tropes from the first film, according to director Gary Ross. Fans hoping to see Katniss compete in 3D, however, might be disappointed.
"I have some ideas of how to do 'Catching Fire' differently, but I don't want to share them yet," Ross revealed in an MTV video interview where he talked about the film series based on Suzanne Collins' hit book franchise.
The director added that he'll "never" consider 3D for the "Hunger Games" franchise, explaining "I don't think it's appropriate for this film. If we shoot this movie in 3D, we become the Capitol [the books' fictitious oppressive regime], we start making a spectacle out of something...There needs to be an aesthetic distance because of the nature of the material."
"Catching FIre" won't hit theaters for a few years, but "The Hunger Games," starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, opens March 23.