‘Catching Fire’ DVD featurette highlights cinematography

Yahoo! has released a new featurette that highlights the differences between Catching Fire and Hunger Games – specifically, their cinematography. Producer of the movie, Nina Jacobson of Color Force, and director of photography, Jo Willems, talk their decision to shoot on film – and more!

I loved how much the world opened up in Catching Fire, the entire atmosphere just felt more real to me. The second Hunger Gamesfilm will be available on DVD and digital download on March 7th, 2014.

Nina Jacobson tweets about Tigris make-up and production design

Nina Jacobson, producer of The Hunger Games movies, tweeted at her account @NinaJacobson about the Tigris Mockingjay scene! Really does make the fact that the final book is really being made more real, doesn’t it? She shares that the character is coming to life on screen wonderfully, and that the set is also spectacular. Read her tweets below:

 

Don’t remember who Tigris is? Has it been a bit long since you last read the book? No worries! Tigris is a shopkeeper in the capitol, and she sells fur-lined clothing. She used to be a coveted stylist (like Cinna), but has since faded to obscurity. She surgically altered her face to be able to look like a tiger – giving her a very shocking appearance. It is said that she was banned from being a stylist because she was too-altered to appear on television. Must be pretty extreme if that’s the case, right? I can’t wait to see the makeup!

In Mockingjay, our heroes take up shelter in Tigris’ store, and she gifts Katniss some furry underthings.

Two new ‘Catching Fire’ behind-the-scenes images

Two new behind-the-scenes photos from Catching Fire have been released ahead of the March 7th DVD date! Both feature Francis Lawrence, the director of both Catching Fire and the final two Mockingjay films, in action. In one photo, he’s on the game-maker control room set, and in the other, it looks like he’s directing the shots where we see Cinna (Lenny Kravitz) in the audience during the interviews. It’s cool to see, since in the photo you can tell they shot the audience scenes on a green screen!

Antonius actor Robert Knepper doesn’t know who his character is

When Robert Knepper was cast as “Antonius” in the adaptations of the final book in The Hunger Games series, we were all a little puzzled. Antonius is a character that was added to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2, he was not found in the books. When asked by MTV, he revealed that even he doesn’t know who this mysterious character is.

“I don’t even know yet!” Knepper said laughing. “I know what I read for. I read, this was last summer… This is a huge movie. This is a huge two movies, and I know that what I got is not what I’ll end up doing, they’re so secretive about this. You’re going to find out when I find out,” Knepper continued. “Well, I’ll find out a little bit sooner than you, but I still haven’t found out for sure!”

An article over on MTV from December lists Antonius as “President Snow’s minister,” which makes us think he’s probably a bad guy (his body of work would hint that as well). However, with this new tidbit from the actor himself, we’re thinking he could be someone entirely different. Maybe the person who tortures Peeta? Ah, I don’t even want to think about it!

Who do you think Antonius is?