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Suzanne Collins, author of the popular Hunger Games universe, will release in May the newest book in the franchise, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel to the saga already known.
The book hasn’t even made it to bookstores yet, but it has already been announced that Lionsgate is working on a film adaptation with Francis Lawrence in the direction. Michael Arndt enters as a screenwriter and has the help of Nina Jacobson in the production.
The Hunger Games films were an important step towards young post-apocalyptic fiction cinema, with films like Maze Runner and Divergente that followed in the sessions.
It is not yet known about the cast of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, but Joe Drake, president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group announces: “Suzanne’s new book was worth the wait. It offers everything fans can expect and expect from the Hunger Games, as well as breaking new ground and presenting an entirely new screen of characters”.
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The story will follow Coriolanus Snow at the age of 18, before he becomes the tyrannical president of Panem. “The young Coriolanus is handsome and charming, and although the Snow family has gone through difficult times, he sees a chance to change his fortune when he is chosen to mentor the Tenth Hunger Games, only to have his joy frustrated when he is assigned to mentor. the tribute of the girl from the impoverished District 12 “, says the description shared by The Hollywood Reporter.
Collins, the writer, will also serve as executive producer on the new film. “Lionsgate has always been the cinematic home of the Hunger Games and I am delighted to return to them with this new book,” said Collins in his own statement.
The new book will be released on May 19 and, in Brazil, it will be published by Editora Rocco, which also holds the rights to the original trilogy.
In the meantime, read more about the Hunger Games at Cinema10.