Think about it. The film has grossed over $600 million worldwide and it is still rolling out in countries. People -- men and women, boys and girls -- love it. The next film has a built in audience. This would have been an amazing moment for Lionsgate -- a company better known for its slasher films -- and Nina Jacobson who has pushed this project all the way through to do something quite extraordinary. But no.
If they had hired a top tier male director because he would be able to take the movie to a whole new place that would have been one way to go, but they didn't. They hired a guy -- Francis Lawrence -- who directed I Am Legend and Water for Elephants.
I don't have anything against Francis Lawrence. But I just want to voice my disappoinment for the lack of vision in picking the director for this project. It could have really been a game changer. Now its just same old same old.