EXCLUSIVE: Quote from Sci Fi Magazine’s Interview with Gary Ross
Today Mockingjay.net and three other fansites are happy to bring to you a first look at the cover of the April issue of Sci Fi magazine, which features Katniss and Peeta! Here’s an exclusive quote from the article by Tara Bennett from Gary Ross on the point of Katniss Everdeen:
“[In the film] I think it would have been a mistake to split the narrative apart and get out of Katniss’ point of view. Obviously we have the ability to cut away and do that, more than anything in the Game Center. I think the largest departure from the book was that Katniss imagines many times how the Gameskeepers must be messing with her and wonders what they’re doing to manipulate the arena. We have the ability to actually cut to them doing that as we don’t have the ability to shoot inside Katniss’ head and express those things. It was a logical choice to actually film that and imbue that action with the actual locations and how the Gameskeepers are behaving. We can’t shoot in her head but we can film their actions so probably within the Game Center that was the largest departure that we made.”
The issue is set to hit newsstands on February 14 and you can get your hands on a copy by subscribing to Sci Fi magazine or by picking up a copy at your local Barnes & Noble.
Actually, hold on, there’s one more way you can get your hands on a copy! Sci Fi has given us some copies and we’ve got an extra one to give away. Comment here to win it! All you have to do is tell us what part of the Hunger Games series has always screamed science fiction to you. Is it the glorious, sparkling Capitol city with its fashion-obsessed citizens? Is it the stunning advances in medical technology revealed at the end of the first book? Or has dystopian fiction in general always just felt like science fiction to you?
Winner will be chosen at random at the end of the week.