A ‘Hunger Games’ prequel is in the works

And a movie could well follow....

A prequel to The Hunger Games trilogy has been confirmed by author Suzanne Collins.

Collins, who wrote The Hunger Games (2008), Catching Fire (2009), and Mockingjay (2010), is working on a prequel novel set 64 years before the first book.

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) in THE HUNGER GAMES.

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“The reconstruction period ten years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days — as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet — provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity,” Collins said in a statement [via Vulture].

Collins’ trilogy was made into four films released between 2012 and 2015. Jennifer Lawrence starred as the books’ main character, Katniss Everdeen, imprisoned in a dystopian world where teenagers must fight to the death as a form of entertainment.

Though not confirmed, the prequel novel could well be made into another film.

Lionsgate’s four films have made almost $3bn at the box office and the movie production and distribution company has expressed interest in extending the franchise as well.

Joe Drake, Lionsgate chairman said: “As the proud home of the Hunger Games movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s next book to be published.

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“We’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie” [quotes via The Guardian].

The untitled Hunger Games prequel is set to be released in May 2020.

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