The Hunger Games prequel - Donald Sutherland

A new Hunger Games movie is on its way. Lionsgate is officially moving forward with an adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ upcoming prequel novel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which tells the origin of the series’ villain, President Snow (played in the films by Donald Sutherland).

Reports of plans for the feature film have been ongoing, but Lionsgate has now officially confirmed that a movie based on the novel is in the works with franchise director Francis Lawrence reuniting with the studio to helm the film.

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The Hunger Games prequel - Donald Sutherland

Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games prequel is finally being released this year, and Lionsgate is already poised to turn it into a movie. The original trilogy began with the 74th annual Hunger Games, but this story is set 64 years before that – ten years into the Capitol of Panem’s oppressive rule, which is driven by murderous, nationally televised games where children murder each other.

Now we know who the protagonist of this prequel story will be, and…well, it’s a choice. The new novel, which is entitled The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, will follow a heroic young version of Coriolanus Snow – the same man who eventually becomes President Snow, the tyrannical leader of Panem and primary villain of the Katniss Everdeen trilogy.
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The Hunger Games Prequel

This past summer, we learned Lionsgate was already keen on returning to the world of The Hunger Games by adapting the forthcoming prequel novel from author Suzanne Collins. Now we have more specifics on the story this book will tell, and we also have a title: The Ballad of Songbirds and SnakesRead More »