Last summer season, Scholastic introduced that Hunger Games writer Suzanne Collins had penned The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a prequel to her authentic saga targeted on a younger Coriolanus Snow. At the time, Lionsgate, the studio behind the profitable movie franchise based mostly on the books, expressed curiosity in ultimately adapting the guide, so as to, , serve a documented fandom and make much more cash (the unique 4 fils grossed over $2.9 billion worldwide). An adaption was extra a matter of when, not if.
Now we have now official phrase: With The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes due out in May, Lionsgate has formally introduced plans to adapt the guide — and with lots of the authentic Hunger Games quadrilogy crew members in tow.
According to a press launch, Francis Lawrence, who directed Catching Fire, Mockingjay Part 1, and Mockingjay Part 2, will return to the direct the movie. Collins will write the movie’s remedy, and Michael Arndt, the author of Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3, and Catching Fire, will pen the screenplay. Collins additionally will function an government producer of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, with authentic producer Nina Jacobson returning as effectively. Here’s a synopsis:
The movie will give attention to Coriolanus Snow at age 18, years earlier than he would develop into the tyrannical President of Panem. Young Coriolanus is good-looking and charming, and although the Snow household has fallen on laborious instances, he sees an opportunity for a change in his fortunes when he’s chosen to be a mentor for the Tenth Hunger Games… solely to have his elation dashed when he’s assigned to mentor the woman tribute from impoverished District 12.
“Lionsgate has at all times been the cinematic house of The Hunger Games, and I’m delighted to be returning to them with this new guide,” stated Collins in an announcement. “From the start, they’ve handled the supply materials with nice respect, honoring the thematic and narrative components of the story, and assembling an unbelievable crew each in entrance of and behind the digicam. It’s such a pleasure to be reuniting with Nina, Francis, and Michael to adapt the novel to the display, and having them share their exceptional skills, as soon as once more, with the world of Panem. I look ahead to collaborating with them and all at Lionsgate as we convey The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes to theaters worldwide.”
No launch date was introduced. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes hits cabinets on May 19.
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