Latest Horror Movie Headlines

Add Joe Cornish and Juan Bayona's names to the list of Catching Fire candidates

04.19.2012by: Eric Walkuski
100%

Just yesterday we learned the identities of the two frontrunners for the most highly coveted directing job in showbiz: taking over where gary Ross left off and captaining the CATCHING FIRE ship. Francis Lawrence (I AM LEGEND) and Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL) are the two lucky guys ahead of the pack, but today a couple more names have surfaced, decidedly interesting ones at that: Joe Cornish and Juan Antonio Bayona.

While Miller and Lawrence have experience working on the Hollywood scale, these two have had far less exposure to big-budget movie-making. Cornish (pictured) did indeed co-write THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN for Steven Spielberg, but his only feature-length directorial effort thus far was last year's beloved ATTACK THE BLOCK. Meanwhile, Bayona's only feature is 2007's THE ORPHANAGE, although he recently wrapped his sophomore effort, THE IMPOSSIBLE, which stars Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.

According to Deadline, Lionsgate hasn't met with Cornish yet, but his name is being bandied about. Bayona, however, has visited with the powers-that-be. He's reportedly busy at the moment, which creates a bit of a conflict, but I'm guessing he could find a way to clear up his schedule if directing the sequel to THE HUNGER GAMES is at stake.

Lionsgate is expecting to shoot CATCHING FIRE in August, so we're probably very close to hearing a confirmation on one of these fellows... unless a dark horse candidate comes out of the blue and surprises us all.

Extra Tidbit: Have you ever listened to Joe Cornish's proposed QUANTUM OF SOLACE theme song? You should.
Source: Deadline.com

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Spitting Bullets
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

2:05PM on 04/19/2012
I would kill to have Cornish direct the sequel! What he did with Attack the Block blew my mind!
I would kill to have Cornish direct the sequel! What he did with Attack the Block blew my mind!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:54PM on 04/19/2012
Cornish would be a great choice...he proved with Attack the Block he can bring the suspense and works well with younger actors
Cornish would be a great choice...he proved with Attack the Block he can bring the suspense and works well with younger actors
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Mistress Of The Week

More
Scerbo, Cassie