‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Arena Scenes to Be Shot in IMAX

Josh Hutcherson reveals that they built a Cornucopia set in Atlanta, and that the CGI renderings look great.

Josh Hutcherson reveals The Hunger Games: Catching Fire battle scenes will be shot in IMAX
Josh Hutcherson reveals The Hunger Games: Catching Fire battle scenes will be shot in IMAX
Back in June, Lionsgate announced that portions of their highly-anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be shot in the IMAX format. Today, star Josh Hutcherson revealed that all scenes in the battle arena will be shot in the IMAX format.

"They're shooting, I think, all the stuff in the arena is going to be IMAX. So when you go see it in IMAX, you'll see the regular movie when we're in the Districts and in the Capitol. When you see us go up in the pod in the games, it will open up into IMAX. It will be amazing. It's very cool."

Production recently shifted from Atlanta to Hawaii, to shoot the jungle scenes in director Francis Lawrence's sequel. The actor also spoke about the cornucopia set that they built in Atlanta, before moving to Hawaii.

"They actually built a cornucopia in Atlanta that we shot at, and it looks amazing, and the way that the spokes got out, and the way everyone comes up on the pedestals and the water - it looks incredible," he gushed. "I've seen some of the CG renderings that [director] Francis [Lawrence] has worked on, and they look really, really great."

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was released November 22nd, 2013 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Jack Quaid, Taylor St. Clair, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, Paula Malcomson. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence.

Sources: MTV

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    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx you shall see... MWAHAHA!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    @mcleve02 -- If you were 'calm and collected' then, I can only imagine how you'll be now. ;P

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag


    @john-m haha well then I shall continue to post them more often! The other spot is definitely easier to do... but I miss the fun of this site! Except I am coming back with claws... anyone acts like a bitch I doubt I will be calm and collected anymore

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  4. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @Dark-White-Knight With Adobe, anything is possible. An experienced individual can make his own Monsters movie if he had the appropriate amount of time. Hell, I've seen short 10 minute videos that look studio owned, but really they're just average joes with good Adobe skills. Hence Monsters and Paranormal Activity (where this movie is so simple, you can do it yourself).

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  5. John M

    @mcleve02: That's good. I do miss your funny comments on here and over at the secret spot.

    2 years agoby @john-mFlag


    @john-m Sort of... it still crashes a lot! But I can deal... yeah I figured I would give a return a shot... besides certain trolls have not commented for awhile either so that is a sign of great things to come! Hopefully the website won't crash too much on me though or I shall only appear in our secret spot again!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  7. John M

    This is great news. I love IMAX and am always willing to pay to see films in IMAX.

    @mcleve02: Wow you're back. Did you and a few others get the problems fixed you were having with Movieweb?

    2 years agoby @john-mFlag


    WHY would anyone thumbs down something being shot in IMAX... awesome!!!

    2 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  9. Dark-White-Knight

    The director of the 2010 film "Monsters" he did all the VFX on his apple laptop, and boy let me tell you, best VFX that can go match up to any overly used cgi like avatar, too me it's the directors decision of how far he wants to stretch the envelope on the quality of his picture, not tryin to argue with ur opinion it's a damn good point tho @bawnian-dexeus

    2 years agoby @Dark-White-KnightFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @Dark-White-Knight Remember, Lionsgate isn't a big studio, only a small one ,and they can't shell out the kind of money studios like Paramount, Disney and Warner Bros. to deliver. To them, it was a big risk and with an unexpected massive haul of profits, they can now increase the budget to a point where the visuals can look like current and expected ones. But still, they aren't a multi billion dollar studio, so they will still keep the minimum budget and will probably do the same as Summit with Twilight, if the model ain't broke, don't fix it by throwing more money. That's just my opinion

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. Dark-White-Knight

    Hope the special effects won't look as crappy as The Hunger Games did, that really irritated me, now with technology is advanced you would think they make great quality work, movie wasn't bad, just a few CGI moments that looked terrible

    2 years agoby @Dark-White-KnightFlag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I already bought my IMAX ticket for the next 2 movies so...

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Not surprised. However if I even see this movie (which is a bif IF) I certainly won't pay for IMAX.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  14. ROFLitschristian

    This movie is going to blow my mind so hard.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  15. ChiRep_1

    Oh em geeee! If the arena scenes are done right, this could be epic.

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  16. justatadmatt

    That actually sounds like a very smart and cool idea.

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  17. Dan


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  18. The Knight Has Risen

    That's good. Because with IMAX cameras, you won't get that shaky cam effect.

    2 years agoby @thehost91Flag

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