Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Catching Fire sets another writer alight

05.07.2012
100%

Catching Fire banner

With Lionsgate very quickly getting all of its ducks in order for the fast-approaching late-Summer  start date of CATCHING FIRE, Oscar winner Michael Arndt (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, TOY STORY 3) is currently in talks to rewrite the screenplay by fellow Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE).

Arndt has also worked quite a bit on Disney's upcoming action-adventure Snow White project THE ORDER OF THE SEVEN, so he's definitely famililar with the action side of things.  There's no word on how far his punching-up of Beaufoy's script will go, i.e. whether it's just a new coat of paint or a more intensive reworking.

You can look for many more obvious puns in the future as production begins towards the end of August and we draw closer to the Thanksgiving 2013 release date.  In other words, that weekend when so many of those crisp bills in my wallet are gone as suddenly as if they'd caught fire because the odds are definitely not in favor for my not seeing CATCHING FIRE. 

I'm done, promise.  For now anyway...

Michael Arndt and his Oscar

CLICK IMAGE TO OPEN GALLERY & SEE MORE PICS...

Extra Tidbit: Arndt worked as an assistant to Matthew Broderick, until he had to quit in order to finish LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. Yeah, I'd say that paid off rather well. Lucky bastard.

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

11:06AM on 05/07/2012
Just recently saw The Hunger Games and may be in the minority here but found it more satisfying than the book. They fleshed out President Snow a lot more than what I remember from reading the book. I haven't read the 3rd book yet but Catching Fire should be a damn good flick when it's said and done.
Just recently saw The Hunger Games and may be in the minority here but found it more satisfying than the book. They fleshed out President Snow a lot more than what I remember from reading the book. I haven't read the 3rd book yet but Catching Fire should be a damn good flick when it's said and done.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:11PM on 05/07/2012
Sounds like a solid start. The first one had the author herself consult and adapt a little from her own book. This should be good.
Sounds like a solid start. The first one had the author herself consult and adapt a little from her own book. This should be good.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:26PM on 05/07/2012
I never understand why they have to do rewrites if the script is already done, is it because of the new director? What needs to be changed?
I never understand why they have to do rewrites if the script is already done, is it because of the new director? What needs to be changed?
Your Reply:



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

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting