To quote Entertainment Weekly, the odds are ever in favour for a new “Hunger Games” book.
It has been announced that the new prequel by Suzanne Collins will take place 64 years before the events of the first “Hunger Games” story. The book will debut on 19th May 2020.
The “Untitled Panem Novel” (not the actual title) storyline will centre on Panem’s ‘Dark Days’ following the First Rebellion. To give you a better perspective, it takes place sometime during the 10th Hunger Games. Remember Mags? She was one of the oldest victor in “Catching Fire”, who was involved in the 11th competition. It’s probably safe to assume that President Snow will make a cameo, at least.
The 56-year-old American author said of the upcoming novel in a statement:
“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 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.”
Lionsgate has released 4 “Hunger Games” movies from 2012 to 2015, and it appears that the studio is keen on adapting this prequel on the big screen. The film series have went on to gross approximately $3 billion at the global box office.
“As the proud home of the Hunger Games movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s next book to be published. We’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie,” said Joe Drake, Chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group.
Can we volunteer as tributes to read the new tale when it hits the book shelves?