The Hunger Games: Catching Fire changes!
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So yes, it is confirmed that there will be some differences in the book to movie adaption of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and director Francis Lawrence has given a sneaky peek as to what fans can expect.
He did share that while three big plot changes had been made, he had been working closely with author Suzanne Collins to ensure the film stayed true to the novels.
He said: “We made some changes to Peeta’s narrative. We manned him up a little. And by the way it didn’t take a lot, just little choices to make here and there. The story doesn’t really change, his relationship with Katniss doesn’t change, he’s just a different kind of character.”Hutcherson added that Peeta can now swim and doesn’t need to be rescued as he does in the book.
He said: “The option is for either me drowning or sitting there like a cat batting my paw into the water. Either way the visual is horrible.”
Producer Nina Jacobson said that the refugees from District 8, Bonnie and Twill, and Darius, the Peacekeeper from District 12, will all fail to appear in the second movie in the trilogy. We as fans will also see a different introduction to District 13.
She said: “It’s as agonising for us to lose things from the book as it is for a fan.
“I want every single thing in there. But you know what? If you have to give up something in order to give more time to Katniss and Gale or to Effie as she starts to feel a conscience, you make the sacrifices in order to serve the characters and themes that are more essential.”
So, what are your thoughts on the changes? Personally, we’re intrigued!