‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Helmed By Francis Lawrence Is Officially In Work
We’re all quarantined in our homes for prevention against the Corona virus. We all are trying our best to divert our minds by watching movies and reading books. Beside this, we are also carving for good news. Here, we have an exciting news which will come as relief for you. The Hunger Games fans who have already reread the books or rewatched the movies multiple times while in self-quarantine, it looks like the odds are ever in our favor today. A Hunger Games prequel movie is officially in the works. Exited! We too. The production studio Lionsgate made announcement regarding the prequel on Tuesday, April 21. To make things even better, the film series’ creative team is already back on board.
The prequel adapted on Suzanne Collins’ upcoming novel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. The film, along with the novel which is also to be released in the near future, will pull the story back 64 years prior to the time period of the original book and a decade after the civil war of Panem while shifting the focus from Katniss Everdeen to the tyrannical President Snow. The prequel story will revolve around Snow at age 18 who will be given the opportunity mentor the 10th Annual Hunger Games, which he believes would prove fruitful for his family.
We’re just getting started. 🔥
From the Hunger Games universe, we present The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Coming soon to the big screen. pic.twitter.com/8wr7UThFwV
— The Hunger Games 🔥 (@TheHungerGames) April 21, 2020
The novel will show a Snow poles apart from the one we are familiar with, as his past self shows him as a spirited, charismatic and even valiant individual. While the casting of the prequel is yet to get finalized. Fans know for sure that the original cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, won’t be coming back as Katniss and her pals would not have even been born in that era. The film’s release date is far from getting announced as of yet, the novel will be hitting the shelves on May 19.
Collins quoted by The Wrap said, “Lionsgate has always been the cinematic home of The Hunger Games, and I’m delighted to be returning to them with this new book. It’s such a pleasure to be reuniting with Nina, Francis, and Michael to adapt the novel to the screen, and having them share their remarkable talents, once again, with the world of Panem.”
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Story: Nida Ali