In an interview with PARADE director of sci-fi thriller "Hunger Games" Gary Ross talking about how important it was for him in the film, to remain faithful to the novel.
- Do you think that is why the book series "The Hunger Games" are so successful?
"Human quality of Katniss attracts people. This girl is fighting for survival and finds something, for what is ready to give her life. The world is full of impermanence. Face an uncertain future in an attempt to save themselves is what makes you a man, to unite the efforts with like-minded people and the struggle for common values - are very positive and encouraging message. "
- How closely did you work with the author of "Hunger Games" Suzanne Collins?
"We had a wonderful working relationship. I wrote a draft script, which she read and approved. She came to Los Angeles to discuss it. Suzanne has been so wonderful, exciting idea that before I realized that happens, we've worked together. "
- What was the most difficult in the film adaptation of the book?
"Watching a movie, people should experience the same feelings that they have encountered while reading the book, this dynamic first-person narrative. I spent a lot of time thinking about what it really means a story from a person hero. I realized that it was reduced to a limited amount of information, which he owns. I made a film so that we could move along a winding path, along with Katniss, and just as she was unsure of everything that surrounds us. "
- What about the cruelty that exists in the book?
"I do not think we've mitigated some of the tense moments. One of the nuances of the story from a person Katniss is that you do not need to dwell on the brutal massacre in order to convey the horror. I do not think that the story would have benefited if we showed a bloodbath. "
- Are you worried about the reaction of fans of the book in your film?
"Not really. We have remained faithful to both the story and its emotional component. Suzanne was pleased with the film and, therefore, pleased with myself. First of all - I'm a fan of the novel "The Hunger Games", and then director. I would like to pay tribute to the books by the movie and give you the same sensations that you experience when reading a novel. I am sure that we got it. So, no, I do not worry, I'm excited. "
The author of the trilogy "Rush Hour" and "Red Dragon" Brett Ratner is planning to take up directing the film adaptation of an impressive series of children's books "39 keys". This franchise is so broad that includes a card and online game. But while there are talks only about one adaptation of the text.
"39 Keys" have a whole bulk of characters, but the plot will unfold around the main picture - representatives of a powerful clan Cahill, which included such famous figures as Napoleon, Houdini, etc. The main characters - a 14-year-old Amy and 11-year-old Dan Cahill - enter into competition with other branches of their kind in an attempt to find and collect 39 keys that would make them the most powerful people on the planet. The first book begins with the fact that the head of the clan Grace dies, which has changed his will shortly before his death. Heirs will have to choose between a million dollars and one of the notorious 39 keys.
For the script of the film corresponds Jeff Nathanson, who worked with the director on "Rush Hour". It is assumed that the film adaptation will be released on screens in 2014. However, there is no information about when exactly will start shooting.
Now director is busy in new projects, among the next - "Tower Heist". Earlier this movie had totally different concept and the central characters were supposed to play Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and Chris Tucker. Subsequently, from the original team was only Murphy, together with Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick and other actors.