Fans of “The Hunger Games” series, it’s time for you to scream with excitement!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns revealed that the studio is currently looking into developing prequels to its successful young adults (YA) fiction trilogy, “The Hunger Games”.
Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, Burns said that the undeveloped prequels of the film will include a lot more arena actions from the book series, referring to the stadiums where children killed each other.
The one thing that kids say they missed (from the early “Hunger Games” Films) was there were no arenas. If we went backwards there obviously would be arenas.
“You know, I kind of love the idea of young “Hunger Games” fans watching “Mockingjay” and going sure, but you know what this movie needs? More arenas full of kids murdering each other“, he added.
However, this isn’t the only idea that the studio has in mind. Not too long ago, “The Hunger Games” franchise director Francis Lawrence revealed his idea of wanting to have a view of how did Panem look like before the Games overtook the place.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said:
The interesting part of the story for me is to go back 75 years earlier and see how everything became the way it is.
“I’m sure if Suzanne Collins were to get inspired and decide there’s another story that’s important for her to tell that exists within the world of Panem and whether about the Dark Days, another character, or another set of Games, whatever that could be, I’m sure it would be great. And I’d loved to be involved, absolutely“, he added.
The 3 installments raked in over USD2 billion combined while the latest installment, “Mockingjay-Part 2“, made USD524 million so far. However, Burns did not believe that the opening of the 4th “Hunger Games” film was disappointing. “It’s a high-class problem when you’re complaining about a USD101 million opening,” he said.
So, would you watch “The Hunger Games” prequels if they are being developed? Do you think the original cast members will return to star? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.