[Movies] Joss Whedon Says The Chance to Direct Catching Fire Would Be Tempting
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.12.2012
He wouldn't do it though…
Joss Whedon says that while the opportunity to direct Catching Fire would be tempting, he probably wouldn't go for it. Variety asked Whedon whether he would do the film if asked on the red carpet of Cabin in the Woods and while Whedon said he hasn't been asked, he did say he'd be tempted.
"You know, I love the books and I really love the movie," he said. "I think Gary Ross [did] them all beautifully, and who wouldn't want to work with that cast, honestly? And I think the second book is really exciting. But I've been walking in somebody else's world for a long time. I've spent the last two years doing that and watching 'Cabin' reminds me what it's like when something comes purely from your own brain, how much fun that is. It'd be tempting as hell, not that they'd necessarily ask, but no, I feel like it's time to go back into the 'Insane-o' place and see what else comes out."
Meanwhile, Cabin director Drew Goddard had his own thoughts, saying, "I love Lionsgate so much that if they come to me with anything, I will always listen, because I can't say enough good things about this company. I love them! I love the books and I loved the movie. I thought Gary did a phenomenal job and I'm excited to see part two."
Gary Ross, who directed The Hunger Games, announced that he would not be back for Catching Fire on Tuesday.