The Hunger Games has shot past $600 million worldwide at the box office, and the sequel, Catching Fire, has a writer in Simon Beaufoy and a director in Francis Lawrence.
All of that said, it looks like the screenplay isn’t quite where Lionsgate wants it. The studio is in talks with Academy Award winner Michael Arndt to take Beaufoy’s script and give it the rewrite treatment.
Arndt won his Oscar for Little Miss Sunshine, and also was a writer on Toy Story 3.
The move is interesting because Beaufoy is also an Oscar winner, taking home the award for his work on Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. He was nominated two other times, as well, one for another Boyle film, 127 Hours, and the other for The Full Monty.
Catching Fire is currently scheduled for a November 22, 2013 release.
[Source: Heat Vision]