‘The Hunger Games‘ franchise earned nearly $3 billion worldwide. It was an incredibly successful franchise, and now Lionsgate is ready to bring it back.
As some of you may know, the author of the book series, Suzanne Collins, has started working on a prequel novel. Lionsgate got an early draft, which is how they’re already getting started on the script.
The still untitled novel will be released by Scholastic and will reportedly be set 64 years before the start of the original Hunger Games, so don’t expect Jennifer Lawrence to make an appearance.
In a statement released to the media, Collins wrote…
With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival. The reconstruction period ten 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.
No word on when the film is expected to be released, but considering the novel isn’t even out yet, don’t look for it anytime in the near future.[mashshare]