“Hunger Games” prequel in the works at Lionsgate

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The four movies in the Hunger Games saga grossed nearly three billion dollars globally for Lionsgate. (Image Courtesy: The Birmingham News).

At five hundred twenty-eight pages, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins is scheduled for publication May 19 from Scholastic Press, with Lionsgate set to release the film adaptation, according to The Birmingham News. Set sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, the prequel will follow an eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow, before he becomes the villainous President of Panem, as he mentors the female tribute from District Twelve at the tenth annual Hunger Games. Franchise alumni Francis Lawrence, Michael Arndt, as well as Nina Jacobson will return as director, screenwriter, and producer, respectively, for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

Author: Hunter Goddard

A jack of all trades, Master of Arts, in multimedia content creation and marketing. I'm developing my blog site, Suspension of Disbelief, into a collection of daily short-form news posts about the industry and craft of writing as well as flash essays where I leave the world a more beautiful place than I found it, with a talent for creative nonfiction where other artists wield a paintbrush or a musical instrument instead. Here, you will find the facts of life aestheticized into the plot points of your next favorite dramatic narrative.

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