The odds are in our favour.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a feature film, is coming soon. Hunger Games has come a long way. What was merely a vision of Suzanne Collins, turned into the best selling novels of all time and blockbuster movies. That made a huge fanbase, resulting in Lionsgate earning over $3 billion in global ticket sales.
The audience has eagerly been waiting for a new part to the franchise, ever since we saw Mocking Jay part 2.
The Hunger Games plot revolves around Katniss Everdeen fight for peace. She longs to be free and happy. The Capitol of Panem maintains its hold on its 12 districts. And forces them each to select a boy and a girl or tributes, to compete in a nationally televised event called the Hunger Games, where only one will survive. Katniss who is protecting her sister has to fight for her survival. The primary protagonists Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth are the fan favorites in this franchise. The first four movies left a powerful imprint on the audience, they were completely entrapped in this verisimilitude and were swoon by the characters. The angle of survival in such harsh conditions left the audience full of empathy.
However, the new movie will have a brand new plot and storyline, one that we absolutely cannot wait for.
Has The Prequel Been Announced ?
Yes, Lionsgate has announced their plans to turn Collins’ forthcoming Hunger Games prequel book, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, set 64 years before the events of the hunger games. The novel focuses on the young life of future dictator Coriolanus Snow, his life before he became the president of Panem, into a feature film.
“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is creatively thrilling and takes this world to complex new dimensions that open up amazing cinematic possibilities,” Joe Drake, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman, said in a statement.
“We’re thrilled to reunite this filmmaking team with this very unique franchise, and we can’t wait to begin production.”
The book comes out on May 19, 2020. And fans have never been this excited. There is no official update on the casting of the movie but we cannot wait to know more.