Director Francis Lawrence talks The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

In issue 211 of Total Film magazine - the cool issue - we bring you a plethora of incredible exclusives from the 10 coolest movies being made right now.

We focus on the hippest movies heading your way - including Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Don Jon , Anchorman 2 and Daniel Radcliffe's devil flick Horns - plus we look ahead to the return of kick-ass heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (opens in new tab) .

Inside the issue - which is available for just £1.99 on your iPad (opens in new tab) - we catch up with director Francis Lawrence, who tells us all about how the sequel expands on its mega-hit predecessor.

You can read the full interview with him inside the issue, but for now, here's a little peek at what he had to say about helming Katniss' second adrenaline-pumping adventure.

"I really loved how the world opens up in the second book. The mythology opens up, the story's much more complex, you see more of the Districts and Capitol, and you really start to get a sense of the meaning of things.

"This one's very, very different. The arena's much more active. And the movie's about different things, thematically: it's about the beginning of rebellion, and Kat is becoming a symbol, and there's much more love story."

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (opens in new tab) opens in the UK on 21 November.

For much more from Francis Lawrence, pick up the brand-new issue 211 of Total Film magazine, which is out now!

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, and more, plus Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Rudd. Seriously, you’re not going to want to miss this one…

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