North Carolina news anchor Russ Bowen was able to obtain stunt sequence sketches from early in the production of “The Hunger Games” movie. It is unclear if these stunts made it to the final cut, but let’s take a look anyway…
This one is called the “Traveling Flame Effect.” And besides assuming it has something to do with the wildfire scene in the woods, I haven’t a clue what it’s for.
This stunt could be for the scene where Katniss blows up the Careers’ food stash. Judging by the nearby water truck and CO2 fire protection, they’re gearing up for a big explosion.
Here we’ve got the platforms the Tributes stand on before the gong sounds and all hell breaks loose. It’s hard to say what kind of stunt the bottom sketch indicates, but if I had to take a guess, I’d say some of the Tributes might not even make it from their platform. Below the platform are several “pits” that are marked as being full of cork, mulch, or other soft materials perfect for cushioning the fall of a dead Tribute. Or maybe we’ll be seeing some flips?
After looking at these sketches and hearing all the actors talk about how physically demanding the movie was, I think there’s going to be some pretty awesome action sequences!
Think you can decipher these sketches? Tell us your interpretations!