One of the key scenes in “The Hunger Games” is Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) escaping from a wall of flames that the gamemasters had set for her, in order to spice up live television with some potential third-degree burns. At Comic-Con yesterday, Lionsgate unveiled a clip from the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray special features that explains just how that sequence was accomplished. Spoiler alert: it required a lot of planning.
Framed by interviews with director Gary Ross, their stunt coordinator and Lawrence herself, the clip shows the methodical nature of the scene, as the crew set up a particular path for their leading lady to run down. With fireballs being flung past her head and explosions seemingly all over the place, it was a dangerous yet carefully choreographed moment.
“The Hunger Games” arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, On Demand and Digital Download August 18.