It’s not official yet, but The Hunger Games director Gary Ross is apparently already working on the upcoming sequel, Catching Fire.
According to the LA Times, Ross is collaborating with author Suzanne Collins and Slumdog Millionare screenwriter Simon Beaufoy on a script for Catching Fire.
The sequel has been given a release date of November 2013, but it seems Lionsgate is waiting to see how The Hunger Games performs at the box office before moving forward with production.
“They want to wait and see how this comes out and does and how much fans like it, and then hopefully we’re going to start on the next one next fall,” Josh Hutcherson, who plays Peeta in the first movie, told E! Online.