The Games proceed.
Following past teases, the Hunger Games franchise is officially getting a prequel movie in accordance with author Suzanne Collin‘s impending contemporary, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Lionsgate formally introduced Tuesday.
Francis Lawrence, who previously helmed Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (no relation) in The Hunger Games: Catching Fireplace and Factors 1 and a pair of of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, will return to train the fresh movie. Collins herself will adapt the screenplay with indubitably one of the crucial Catching Fireplace screenwriters, Michael Arndt.
Donald Sutherland portrayed the authoritarian President Snow right by blueprint of the predominant four motion pictures, which circled the nation of Panem and its savage annual affair wherein two teenaged “tributes” from each of the 12 Districts were chosen at random to strive in opposition to to the loss of life in a brutal enviornment. Katniss Everdeen, played by Lawrence in the films as a young lady from the impoverished District 12 who survived the video games and fought to overthrow this tyrannical regime, become the level of interest of Collins’ earlier books. But The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes follows a younger Coriolanus Snow on the age of 18.
Years earlier than he turns into the president of Panem, Snow is picked to be a mentor for the 10th annual Hunger Games. Elation turns to disdain when he realizes the female tribute he’s assigned hails from District 12. Nina Jacobson, who produced all the outdated Hunger Games motion pictures, returns to affect this prequel with Brad Simpson.
“Lionsgate has steadily been the cinematic dwelling of The Hunger Games, and I’m overjoyed to be returning to them with this fresh book,” Collins, who also serves as govt producer, acknowledged in a narrate. “From the birth, they have faith treated the source cloth with huge admire, honoring the thematic and memoir parts of the memoir, and assembling team both in front of and in the lend a hand of the camera. It’s this kind of enjoyment to be reuniting with Nina, Francis, and Michael to adapt the contemporary to the display cover, and having them share their noteworthy expertise, over yet again, with the enviornment of Panem. I peek ahead to taking part with them and all at Lionsgate as we order The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes to theaters worldwide.”
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