Looks like we’ll be seeing the world of Panem on our screens again! No, I don’t mean rewatching ‘The Hunger Games’ serious for the 500th time. The prequel to the series, ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ releases May 19th, but Lionsgate just announced today that an adaptation is already in the works!
The film is set to be directed by Francis Lawrence, who you may remember as the director of Catching Fire and Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2. Suzanne Collins is writing the treatment and will serve as executive producer. Michael Arndt, one of the writers from Catching Fire will be writing the screenplay, and producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are also returning for the project.
You can read more from Deadline here, and I will post updates as they become available!
Let me know in the comments who you want to see as young President Snow!!
Continue reading for the book’s synopsis and cover.
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.
The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined – every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute… and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.