I thought Gary Ross did a good job directing The Hunger Games, but since he’s backed out of Catching Fire there’s a lot of speculation as to who will take over. This list rounds up some good choices, like Alfonso Cuarón (who directed the awesome dystopian film Children of Men as well as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) and Neill Blomkamp (whose District 9 is amazing).
I’d also recommend David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter films. He can obviously handle children’s/YA adaptations well and work with young actors. Danny Boyle, who directed zombie film 28 Days Later and the heartfelt Millions, would also be a good choice. He handles genre extremely well and always manages to focus on his characters.
Any other directorial suggestions?