March 27th, 2012
05:01 PM ET
Now that we've seen “The Hunger Games,” we're readily anticipating the big screen sequel, "Catching Fire." (Warning: There's a spoiler below the jump if you haven't read the trilogy. If you don't want to know, stop reading.)
Director Gary Ross told MTV that the heavily-anticipated follow-up to the flick that crushed the box office over the weekend will “look and feel” differently from “Hunger Games” - in a good way, of course.
"The arena in the second book is tropical, and the arena in [the first] book is forests,” he explains, clearly for non-fans of the series, referencing the second adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling books. "So that in and of itself will make for a different wardrobe on the part of the crew." (And now, for the spoiler...)
Enthusiasts of the series also know that the second installment will feature Katniss and Peeta being forced to return to the arena for a special edition of the "Games" - something Ross says he will shoot differently as well.
"In terms of the cinematic differences in the way I might shoot the movie, I shot ['Hunger Games'] in a very specific way that's very different than most franchises are shot, obviously, and that had a lot to do with the urgency of what's going on and Katniss' point of view,” he said.
Other than those little tidbits, the director said he’s staying mum about what fans can look forward to - mostly because he’s still trying to figure it all out himself.
"I have some ideas about how to do 'Catching Fire' slightly differently, but I don't want to share them yet,” he said. “Not because I'm being evasive, but just because they're not fully baked. But yes, I think it will look and feel slightly different from the first."
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