Published Jun 17, 2019There hasn't been a new Hunger Games movie since 2015's Mockingjay – Part 2, meaning a successful franchise has gone unmilked for nearly half a decade. Fortunately, Lionsgate will soon rectify this oversight with a Hunger Games prequel.
Today the studio announced it plans to release a prequel movie, set to be based on a forthcoming novel from writer Suzanne Collins.
"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," Lionsgate chairman Joe Drake said in a statement.
Collins' new book takes place 64 years before the first Hunger Games novels.
"With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival," Collins said. "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."
Stay tuned for more news on the prequel as it becomes available. The film does not yet have a title, so we'd like to humbly suggest they call it The Almost Hungry Games.