Lionsgate must be pleased with what they’ve seen coming out of the set of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, as they’ve now decided that the director of that film, Francis Lawrence, will continue with the series, signing him to helm The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2.
Mockingjay will be the two-part finale based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling series of books, which concludes Katniss Everdeen’s journey as she becomes the face of a rebellion in the districts of Panem against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war escalates, Katniss must decipher for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, with everything she cares for in the balance. Danny Strong will write the script.
Production on the movie will get underway next year, with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 set for release on November 21, 2014, while Part 2 opens November 20, 2015. Before then we’ll get Catching Fire on November 22nd, 2013. (Source: Collider)