Fans of The Hunger Games have been anxious for any new tid-bit about the upcoming movie adaptation. Lucky for them, director Gary Ross is revealing some new details! Following the unveiling of the official Hunger Games movie teaser-trailer on Sunday night, Ross talked to MTV and answered fan questions.
Some of the biggest questions all revolved around major moments in The Hunger Games, not the least of which is the so-called “Girl on Fire” scene, in which Katniss (and Peeta) parade in front of an audience in flaming costumes ahead of the Hunger Games.
“I think it’s going to be a fantastic moment when it happens in the movie, and I could tell you what that is verbally but it would kind of wreck it for people,” Ross told MTV, keeping mum about the details. “I’m going to resist the temptation to give a spoiler on my own movie right here.”
Ross did reveal a bit about the emotions behind another highly-anticipated scene, however: Rue’s death.
“Obviously the death of Rue is something that every fan brings up, and how emotionally powerful that is, how important it is to the movie that you not pull punches, but that it also be handled sensitively and emotionally and honor the emotion of it,” Ross said. “That’s just a beautiful scene, and T Bone [Burnett] wrote a beautiful lullaby for Prim’s Lullaby that’s actually sung to Rue.”
Speaking of the music, Ross also talked about the score being worked on jointly by Burnett and Danny Elfman.
“Music can actually affect the movie almost more than anything else. It establishes the tone and it literally can change the way you feel or perceive a movie and so that’s a very, very long discussion that happens between me, T Bone and Danny, and that’s already begun,” Ross said.
So what else can fans look forward to? Besides some of the moments he discussed in an earlier interview, Ross also mentioned a few additional scenes.
“A tense moment with Cinna before she actually has to leave [for the arena],” Ross said. He also called the scene with the berries “one of the most poignant and really powerful things in the book.”
For more on Ross’s interview, including details about the training Jennifer Lawrence undertook to perform the role of Katniss, head on over to MTV.
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