Hunger Games Prequel Movie In The Works With Francis Lawrence Returning To Direct

Hunger Games Prequel movies in the works

It’s been revealed that Lionsgate is now working on a The Hunger Games prequel movie and Francis Lawrence is going to return to direct it.

This news come from The Hollywood Reporter who revealed that this upcoming Hunger Games prequel movie is set to be based on Suzanne Collins’ latest novel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snake.

This prequel novel is going to be released on May 19th, so not too long to wait now.

It will all take place before Katniss Everdeen ever entered The Hunger Games.

The movie version will see Francis Lawrence return to direct.

He made the last three Hunger Games movies which were all pretty well received.

He’ll be working off a script by Michael Arndt who wrote the screenplays for Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

That’s a pretty impressive CV as far as I’m concerned.

A Hunger Games prequel is coming

A Hunger Games prequel movie is in the works

A Hunger Games prequel movie is in the works – Credit: Lionsgate

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It seems as though this upcoming Hunger Games prequel movie has a lot going for it.

However, it might be rather difficult to have a Hunger Games movie without Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.

Hopefully, the story will be good enough and new characters interesting enough to warrant this new movie being made.

Will they be able to catch lightning in a bottle twice with The Hunger Games franchise?

We’re going to have to wait and see.

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Are you looking forward to seeing a Hunger Games prequel movie?

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