Our friends over at TheHob.org recently posted a few interesting tweets by North Carolina newsman Russ Bowen, who closely followed the filming of The Hunger Games, in which he speculates the next movie in The Hunger Games series, Catching Fire might be filming in Georgia.
“Looks #catchingfire filming in NC could be very limited. Soundstage used for #hungergames may move out of Charlotte #avlnews #cltnews“
“Just asking the question. Is NC fighting to keep #catchingfire?”
“Pre-production for #catchingfire starts in mid-june and looks likely soundstage leaving Charlotte and headed to Atlanta #avlnews #cltnews“
It’s not unusual for a film franchise to shoot different movies in different locations. There are a few recent examples. The Twilight Saga films were shot in Oregon, Vancouver, and New Orleans, and the latest Scream movie was shot in Michigan while the others were all filmed in California.
Decisions about where to film a movie are usually purely financial and depend on what state will give them the best tax breaks.
Guess we’ll find out in a few weeks if Russ’ theory proves to be true.