After some months of waiting, it was confirmed that the prequel saga The hunger games, which will be directed by Francis Lawrence, who worked on the last three original movies starred by Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth.
The adaptation will be based on the recent novel by Suzanne Collins -to be launched on the 19th of may-, that takes by title The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes with a script made for it along with Michael Arndt, who knows the project to be part of The hunger games: in flames.
According to a press release replicated in various international media, Lionsgate confirmed the film this Tuesday, with a story that it will portray the “Coriolanus Snow” to the age of 18 years, before becoming the president of Panem, when your family sees difficult times and sees an opportunity to be chosen as a mentor for the 10th Games Annual Hunger, until you discover that you assigned to a girl from the impoverished District 12.
From the beginning, have treated the original material with great respect, honoring the thematic elements and narrative of the story, and forming an incredible team both in front of and behind the camera. It is a pleasure to meet with Nina, Francis and Michael to adapt the novel to the screen and make them to share their remarkable talents, once more, the world of Panem. I look forward to working with them and with all in Lionsgate while we take The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes to movie theaters around the world,” Collins said in the statement.
The production, will be once again in charge of Nina Jacobson to the side of Brad Simpson. While Jim Miller -who served as an executive in all the films since its premiere in 2012 – will repeat their role to oversee the film, with the work of Patricia Laucella and Phil Strina in regard to the rights of the work of Collins.