Earlier this month, the seemingly odd news broke that Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh was directing the second unit on Gary Ross‘ film The Hunger Games. At the time, Russ wrote:

This might seem strange at first, but Steven Soderbergh and Gary Ross have a friendship that goes back some years, and The Hunger Games production designer Phil Messina is also a frequent Soderbergh collaborator. Combine those factors with the fact that the film is shooting very quickly — the release date is only about seven months out — and for Gary Ross having someone in charge of the second unit who is both a long-time confidante and a notoriously fast worker probably seems like a tremendous gift.

Bingo. After the jump, read exactly what Soderbergh did, and how much of it, in his own words. Read More »