I actually sat and watched all 25 previous James Bond movies (yes, counting Sean Connery’s Never Say Never Again) during the first month of “lockdown” in April of 2020. So when I give my usual “this list will not be your list” disclaimer, I should also note that this list won’t necessarily be the list I […]
Lionsgate Announces Hunger Games Prequel Movie Is Officially In The Works
Today, Lionsgate announced they’re officially developing a hunger games prequel movie based on Collins’ upcoming new installment in the series, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. The book will release May 19. Franchise director Francis Lawrence will return to helm the film, with Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) set to write the script.
The trilogy followed Katniss Everdeen, played in the four-movie series adaptation by Jennifer Lawrence, a skilled archer who volunteers to be a tribute to save her sister and becomes the unlikely symbol for Panem’s rebellion against their tyrannical government.
Although the second movie in the franchise, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, was a critical and financial success for Lionsgate, the following two movies saw diminished returns. There have been various reasons bandied about Hollywood, with fans frustrated by the studio adapting the third book into two movies, following Warner Bros’ approach with Harry Potter, in what some called a cash grab. Nevertheless, Lionsgate is returning to The Hunger Games franchise for a new movie.