Directors for Hunger Games

It’s probably no surprise that there’s several directors vying for a crack at the film version of Hunger Games. Hollywood seems to thinks it’s like Twilight — a series with a strong following by both kids and adults. Here’s the possibilities, according to the movie news site, Deadline, along with the films they are know for.

Gary Ross — Pleasantville, Sea Biscuit

Sam Mendes — American Beauty, Revolutionary Road

David Slade — The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Andrew Adamson — Shrek, Chronicles of Narnia

Rupert Sanders — a “major British director of commercials”; this would be his film debut

Susanna White — Nanny McPhee Returns, Generation Kill

Francis Lawrence — I Am Legend and, coming in April, Water for Elephants

Meanwhile, many are saying that Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz is the top candidate to play the teen heroine, Katniss Everdeen.

One Response to “Directors for Hunger Games”

  1. Francesca Burgess Says:

    I’m surprised to not see Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, District 9) listed. I think he would be excellent at focusing on the social commentary within the story. I’m very concerned that Hollywood will just focus on sensationalizing the violent action scenes, and gloss over the powerful messages within the novel. Of all of the directors listed above, I think Sam Mendes will come closest to the vision of the novel.