Lionsgate studio is courting a screenwriter Simon Bofoya, the laureate of "Oscar" for the adaptation of the book Wicasa Swarup "Q & A" in the film "Slumdog Millionaire", to bring him to the script of the sequel "The Hunger Games." The second novel of trilogy from Suzanne Collins is called "Catching fire".
Those, who have read the book know that the main theme in it is a jubilee, the 75th games played on the Capitol, the capital of Panem. "Hunger Games" is nothing but an attempt to intimidate the existing 12 districts for the edification of the rebellion, arranged many years ago in the 13th District. Capitol wiped out all its inhabitants, and now every year, selects from each district boys and girls to participate in a deadly game of survival.
The heroine Jennifer Lawrence will have again to go through a nightmare in the arena where the games held, since every 25 years the Capitol is the surviving winners of the previous games and pushes them together.
On the script for "Hunger Games" worked Billy Ray and director Gary Ross, but Ross is now working on the first film, and he is not engaged in a script to the sequel. "Catching fire" can be adapted for film Englishman Simon Bofoy, who worked with Danny Boyle on "Slumdog Millionaire" and "127 hours".
From Swarup's novel in the film was only a Boyle story - writer masterfully reworked the text, turning it into a somewhat different story. The book, which has appeared at the heart of "Millionaire," is much darker and literally littered with corpses, in contrast to the bright light of Boyle film.
According to insiders, Gary Ross stays on the director's office of "The Hunger Games." Formal negotiations with Simon Bofoe not yet begun, but Lionsgate said, "Catching fire" is priority project, so in the near future we will be determined by a screenwriter.
"Hunger Games" is rolling out in March 23, 2012.