'Hunger Games' sequel begins shooting outside Atlanta this week

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The shooting of "The Hunger Games" brought more than $60 million to North Carolina, but the follow-up is not being filmed in the state.

"The Hunger games: Catching Fire" began shooting outside Atlanta this week. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the cast will travel to Hawaii for the movie's finish.

For "Catching Fire," most of the film's action shifts from a temperate forest to a tropical island. Towns that provided the set for the first movie have not heard from Lionsgate studio about shooting for the sequel.

The head of the North Carolina Film Office, Aaron Syrett, points out much of the third book in the post-apocalyptic series takes place underground. He says that gives Wilmington's Screen Gems Studios a great chance to land the stage work.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)


WRDW.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 169795876