Francis Lawrence Discusses CGI and the Love Story in Catching Fire with NY Magazine

In a recent interview with New York Magazine, Francis Lawrence talks about how Catching Fire will be different from the first film, of which include NO shaky cam and a more developed love story.

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Will you be using the shaky cam, like in the first movie?
No! [Laughs.] No shaky cam. I think a lot of people will be happy to hear that.

The first film skimped a little on showing us the strategy behind the Katniss-Peeta love story. 
I felt the same. I felt the love story in general was, um, a bit buried in the first one. I wanted to bring the love story to the surface. And when I say love story, I mean the triangle.

Will this one have better CGI? Uh, yeah. I think the effects are phenomenal. If you know the book, there’s a monkey-mutt attack, and Weta, who did Rise of the Planet of the Apes and King Kong, did the monkeys for us.

If you weren’t excited to see the monkey mutts before, you are now, right?  Personally, I think it all sounds very promising! For more, visit NY Magazine to read the complete interview.

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Finnick Odair and the Monkey Mutts

Is this what you imagine the Monkey Mutts from Catching Fire would look like?  They are certainly menacing enough!  These are probably some of the scariest mutts in the world of The Hunger Games. I love how Finnick looks like he is trying to ward them off here!  His trident is pretty awesome too!

Check out the mutts to the bottom right, I think they actually look kind of cute!

This painting is the work of klikkitat on DeviantArt!