‘Hunger Games’ Soon To Have A Sequel Novel (And Movie)

A new novel set to be published in May 2020 will take place 64 years before the first adventures of Katniss in the arena.

Considering the success of the movies which are the adaptation of the Hunger Games book saga on screen between 2012 and 20125, the world created by novelist Suzanne Collins is about to expand. Almost ten years after the first installment of the trilogy Hunger Games, the author declared she wishes to write the prequel of the adventures of Katniss Everdeen paid by actress Jennifer Lawrence on screen.

The book should take place 64 years before Katniss Everdeen first went down the arena of the deadly games which are taking place before the eyes of all of the Panem districts, as tradition requires. The TV show was created by the oppressive government called The Capitol following the rebellion of the 13th district, erased from the map since the uprising. The aim of the games is so to see 24 participants aged 12 to 18 representing their own district face each other to death.


The novel, currently untitled, is scheduled for release on May 19, 2020, according to APThe story should once again take place in Panem. Suzanne Collins explained she wanted to revisit the past to explore a period she calls "The Dark Days":

"With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival," she said. "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."


As the novelist seems to have more to share, the movie industry is following her lead. Lionsgate, the studio which released the four Hunger Games movies has announced through a statement of CEO Joe Drake:

" We've been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie."

By Lucille Bion, published on 18/06/2019

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