A Peek at Intense 'Catching Fire' Quarter Quell
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
October 03, 2013
Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) once again find themselves battling it out for their lives in the arena in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and in this featurette focusing on the film's new IMAX format, we get a glimpse at the brand-new Games that promises to be more intense than ever.
In the sequel to The Hunger Games out November 22, Katniss and Peeta are forced to compete in the Quarter Quell -- the anniversary of the districts' defeat by the Capitol, which is celebrated every 25 years -- and they end up getting pitted against other ruthless past victors of the Hunger Games.
"The scope of the film is just so much bigger this time around," Hutcherson says in the behind-the-scenes look. "[Director Francis Lawrence] is a genius. He's really put so much attention to detail in so many different areas that matter to me, and I think a lot of audience members will really pick up on it."
"IMAX is just such an immersive format," Lawrence says about bringing the Quarter Quell to life. "To be able to kind of open this world up in a much bigger way is really exciting to me."
Check out the video for Jennifer's take on why shooting the film in IMAX is so important to the story, and for a peek at her heart-pounding entrance into the arena!