A Hunger Games prequel book and movie are in the works with Suzanne Collins
18 June 2019, 12:58 | Updated: 13 November 2020, 12:20
Lionsgate plan to adapt the new Hunger Games prequel book into a movie...
It's official. Suzanne Collins is writing a Hunger Games prequel book and Lionsgate are in talks to adapt it into a movie.
The Hunger Games took the world by storm when Suzanne Collins released the first book from the series back in 2008. The dystopian trilogy was then adapted into a set of four films, which were released between 2012 and 2015. The movies starred Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks and grossed almost 3 billion dollars worldwide. Now, Suzanne Collins has revealed that she is working on a new Hunger Games book and a film is in the works.
What will the Hunger Games prequel be about?
Opening up about the book in a statement, Collins said: "With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival. The reconstruction period 10 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.” I'm ready.
The as yet untitled novel is set for a 2020 release and it will explore Panem 64 years before the original trilogy. As to whether there will be a movie, Lionsgate chairman Joe Drake said: “As the proud home of the Hunger Games movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s next book to be published. We’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie.”
Naturally the entire fandom is excited.
“Suzanne Collins set to release a prequel to The Hunger Games 64 years before Katniss’ story”— 🦋abbie🦋 LOVER (@n1ghtlock) June 17, 2019
me: i'm totally over the hunger games i'm too old for tha-— Lucía💐 (@hamilbuckyx) June 17, 2019
suzanne collins: new thg prequel
also me: pic.twitter.com/8lRrp12fIO
lionsgate executives entering at Suzanne Collins house to check out if the hunger games prequel book is ready so they can start the production for the movie adaption: pic.twitter.com/hPNwMVqtih— ᴲᴰ- (@represivo) June 17, 2019
me: “i’m over the hunger games. it’s been years. i’ve moved on.”— michaela :)) (@peachymick) June 17, 2019
me showing up at suzanne collins’ house after hearing about the hunger games prequel: pic.twitter.com/i2GgtrnBxy
i grew out of distopian teeny books long ago— lisa 💗 (@vntageswift) June 17, 2019
..suzanne collins announces hunger games prequelpic.twitter.com/IfrAriJfin
But will the The Hunger Games prequel include a map of Panem, which was an oversight from the original trilogy that annoyed me more than the end of Mockingjay?— Samantha Powell (@sdpowell1) June 17, 2019
It's currently unclear if any of the original characters in Hunger Games will be in the upcoming prequel but fans have already noticed that Mags who features in Hunger Games: Catching Fire would have been alive during the events of the novel. Like Katniss, she won the Hunger Games as a teenager. In Catching Fire she takes part in the Quarter Quell as an 80-year-old, representing District Four with Finnick Odair.
the upcoming hunger games prequel is set during mags’ games, I’m so excited to see her origin. never forget that in catching fire she volunteered for annie AND sacrificed herself so that peeta and katniss could go on pic.twitter.com/gnaKGoahAT— courtney (@infamousmargot) June 17, 2019
Wanna know who won the Hunger Games 64 years before the trilogy?— Jessica James (@literarilyjess) June 17, 2019
It’s a Mags book. https://t.co/5dJFXvY3Mf
Could the Hunger Games prequel be about Mags?