The Hunger Games took over The Twilight Saga's winning streak at the MTV Movie Awards last night, taking home four awards, including Best Male and Best Female performances for Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence.
But the cast and crew of the franchise's sequel, Catching Fire, have a feeling they'll be taking home many more Golden Popcorns in the future.
Josh revealed to MTV News that the film's new director, Francis Lawrence, who took over for Gary Ross, is "fantastic" and has a good grasp on the concept behind the story in Suzanne Collins' second book.
"I just had lunch with him a couple days ago, and he's fantastic. He's so smart and really has his finger on the pulse of the story, and I love the way he's going to structure the script," Josh said of Francis, who has some big shoes to fill.
"The first thing he said to me was, 'I want to make the movie out of the book. I want the book to be the best movie possible,'" Josh added. "That was immediately what he led with, which meant a lot to me because the books mean a lot to me."
Josh, who of course plays Peeta in the flicks, also revealed that shooting might move locations from North Carolina to Georgia… or even Hawaii!
"I haven't heard anything confirmed yet, but Atlanta is a big possibility. I know they're looking at Hawaii, too, for some of the tropic stuff when we're in the game itself," Josh admitted. "I'm excited. It's going to be somewhere nice. I'm looking forward to it."
Josh's co-star Elizabeth Banks was more hush-hush about the second installment in the trilogy, telling MTV News of the producers: "They're so early in the process. That seems silly to say because we're going to make the movie in a few months. But I think [Francis] just started, and we have just gotten scripts, and it's just sort of all happening."
Are you excited for Catching Fire?
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