Today a video was released on the official Hunger Games channel on Youtube. In it appears the director Francis Lawrence informing fans of the official start of filming of the sequence Hunger Games: On Fire (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire). Besides the novelty introduced by the director himself, he also makes the announcement of a promotion that pledges to take the winner to visit the film sets of the second film in the franchise.
Currently production is in Atlanta filming scenes which are beachfront, since the new arena is much better designed, presenting many headaches to taxes. In Hunger Games: In Flames, Katniss Everdeen returns home after winning the 74th edition of the Hunger Games with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means they must leave his family and close friends aside, embarking on the "Victory Tour" by districts. On the way, Katniss realizes that a rebellion is brewing, but the Capital is still in control with President Snow preparing the 75th edition of the Hunger Games, which has the distinction of The Massacre Quaternary.
The film is being directed by Francis Lawrence (Water for Elephants) with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland returning in the lead roles. Already Roger Mitchell, Alan Ritchson, Bruno Gunn, Meta Golding, Lynn Cohen, Amanda Plummer, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Mary Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund and Sam Claflin are newcomers to enter the cast.