THE HUNGER GAMES Prequel THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES Moving Forward With Director Francis Lawrence

The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence is set to return to the franchise for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, a new prequel movie revolving around the young Coriolanus Snow. Check it out...

The Hunger Games movies ended up grossing over $3 billion worldwide, and ahead of its release in book form on May 19th, it's now been confirmed that filmmaker Francis Lawrence will return to the director's chair for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Producer Nina Jacobson will also return after producing all previous big screen adaptations of Suzanne Collins' hit series of novels, and the author is actually going to be penning the film's treatment. Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3), meanwhile, is set to adapt the screenplay, and he's no stranger to The Hunger Games after contributing to Catching Fire

The spinoff focuses on Coriolanus Snow at age 18, years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem. Young Coriolanus is handsome and charming, and though the Snow family has fallen on hard times, he sees a chance for a change in his fortunes when he is chosen to be a mentor for the Tenth Hunger Game.

However, his elation dashed when he is assigned to mentor the girl tribute from impoverished District 12.

"Lionsgate has always been the cinematic home of The Hunger Games, and I’m delighted to be returning to them with this new book," said Collins. "From the beginning, they have treated the source material with great respect, honoring the thematic and narrative elements of the story, and assembling an incredible team both in front of and behind the camera."

"It’s such a pleasure to be reuniting with Nina, Francis, and Michael to adapt the novel to the screen, and having them share their remarkable talents, once again, with the world of Panem," she continues. "I look forward to collaborating with them and all at Lionsgate as we bring The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes to theaters worldwide."

Are you guys excited for this prequel?

HIGHLANDER: Here's The Latest On The Upcoming Reboot Starring JUSTICE LEAGUE's Henry Cavill
Related:

HIGHLANDER: Here's The Latest On The Upcoming Reboot Starring JUSTICE LEAGUE's Henry Cavill

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES - Check Out The First Trailer And Poster For The Fantasy Blockbuster
Recommended For You:

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES - Check Out The First Trailer And Poster For The Fantasy Blockbuster

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
FANTASTIC BEASTS Star Mads Mikkelsen Believes Johnny Depp Could Return As Gellert Grindelwald
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore star Mads Mikkelsen has reflected on replacing Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, admitting that there's a chance the actor could now return to the franchise.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER Will Premiere With First Two Episodes On September 1
Prime Video has announced the global release schedule for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and the highly-anticipated series will premiere a day earlier than advertised with the first 2 episodes.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: New THE RINGS OF POWER Featurette Sets Sail For Númenor
As we inch closer to the premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power next month, Prime Video has shared a new featurette spotlighting the island kingdom of Númenor...
AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM Star Jason Momoa Reflects On Pile Of Sh*t CONAN THE BARBARIAN Movie
Aquaman star Jason Momoa has looked back at his time working on the Conan the Barbarian movie, saying that while he had fun making it, it was ultimately "turned into a big pile of sh*t." Check it out...
HIGHLANDER: Here's The Latest On The Upcoming Reboot Starring JUSTICE LEAGUE's Henry Cavill
There's a lot of excitement surrounding the news that we're getting a Highlander reboot, and filmmaker Chad Stahelski has now opened up on the project's progress and whether Henry Cavill remains attached.

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News - AnimeMojo.com
Anime News, Trailers & More - AnimeMojo.com
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More - ComicBookMovie.com
Horror News - FearHQ.com
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More - GameFragger.com
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More - SFFGazette.com
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More - Toonado.com
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More - TheRingReport.com