April 19, 2012
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And according to Deadline, it’s Francis Lawrence. Lawrence directed NBC’s short-lived series “Kings,” as well as “Constantine” and “I Am Legend” and most recently, “Water For Elephants.”
So why is it that I think he’s not a great choice? Is it because he cast Keanu Reeves as John Constantine (from the Vertigo comics series, Hellblazer).
Sure, it came out in 2005, and sure, I haven’t seen it, but Keanu Reeves!?
Yeah, I am that bitter.
“I Am Legend” was OK, till the blatantly obviously CGI vampires decided to make an appearance.
“Catching Fire” will be following on the heels of “The Hunger Games,” which has currently earned over $500 million worldwide, so it will take an awful film to kill that kind of momentum.
Then again, stranger things have happened.
Part of the relevance is that Artisan Entertainment was purchased by, wait for it….Lionsgate.