Even though we're almost a year and a half away from the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, exciting news continues to steadily trickle out. The latest update reveals the movie will once again be released in IMAX format — plus, certain scenes will be shot by incoming director Francis Lawrence with special high-resolution IMAX cameras!
"We are thrilled to continue the productive partnership we enjoyed with IMAX on the first installment of The Hunger Games," said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. "Our partnership on the first Hunger Games film was a resounding success, and we look forward to building on that experience with an expanded IMAX relationship on Catching Fire. IMAX delivers a unique and memorable experience that is the perfect way to celebrate this special moviegoing event."
"Beyond the global phenomenon that was The Hunger Games, the film resonated exceptionally with IMAX fans, resulting in sell outs across the network during the limited IMAX run,” said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "We are excited to expand our partnership with director Francis Lawrence, producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik and the Lionsgate team as Catching Fire joins a select group of blockbuster titles that have filmed with IMAX cameras, elevating the property to the next level."
Catching Fire, the follow-up to the hugely successful Hunger Games, will hit theaters Nov. 22, 2013, with virtually all key cast members slated to return — including, of course, Katniss herself, Jennifer Lawrence. Oh, and franchise newcomer Philip Seymour Hoffman!