Francis Lawrence on Adaptations, Career to Date
Jack Giroux of MoviePilot.com sat down with the director of the last three Hunger Games films, Francis Lawrence, to discuss his career so far, his process for choosing which projects he wants to work on, and the aspects that draw him to a story.
The interview is from before Lawrence was chosen to helm Catching Fire, so they don’t touch on the franchise at all, but it can still give us an idea of what he’s like as a director, with his feelings on adaptations and movies centered around one particular character.
JG: Do you ever feel like saying, “It’s a movie,”?
FL: Yeah, all the time. By the way, it is an adaptation, so things have to change sometimes.
JG: Even though Water for Elephants is different for you, it has a theme that’s been a part of all your films; isolation. What draws you to that theme?
FL: I think the idea of movies which are centered around single people are interesting to me, and being specific with that point-of-view is what makes for the eyes of the audience, carrying them through whatever the world and narrative is.
Thanks to Hunger Games Germany for the tip!