04/06/2012 01:23 pm ET Updated Jul 29, 2013

'Catching Fire' Director: Who Should Replace Gary Ross On The 'Hunger Games' Sequel?

"Catching Fire" needs a new director. Gary Ross, who helmed "The Hunger Games," reportedly bowed out of the sequel this week, five months before shooting it supposed to begin. Whether that was because of monetary issues or the desire to do something different remains to be seen, but if Ross is indeed out, Lionsgate needs to replace him.

UPDATE: Or not! Deadline.com reports Gary Ross is still considering "Catching Fire." Continue with the wild speculation of who should replace him, should he not direct, below.

Ahead, ten possibilities to direct "Catching Fire" -- from the absurd to the almost possible.