Lionsgate Tips Off Possibility of 'The Hunger Games' Prequel Movie

Having had success with the film adaptations of Suzanne Collins' trilogy novels, studio chairman Joe Drake claims to have been communicating with her during the writing process of the next book.

AceShowbiz - Lionsgate bosses have hinted at plans for a "The Hunger Games" prequel, based on Suzanne Collins' upcoming book.

Publishers at Scholastic have announced Collins' untitled "Hunger Games" prequel novel will be released in May 2020, and Joe Drake, the chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, has quickly confirmed his company is interested in the rights.

"As the proud home of the Hunger Games movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne's next book to be published," he says. "We've been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie."

The prequel will be set six decades before the events of the original "Hunger Games" trilogy, which introduced the world to literary heroine Katniss Everdeen.

Lionsgate bosses turned the three bestselling books into four hit movies, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Everdeen.

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