With Suzanne Collins planning a May 2020 release of a sequel, the studio works "close with her on the movie."
Lionsgate looks at a Hunger Games prequel film as a trilogy writer Suzanne Collins has a new novel for release in May 2020.
"As the proud home of Hunger Games ] we can hardly wait for Suzanne's next book to be published. We have communicated with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work near her with the movie "Joe Drake, Chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said Monday in a statement.
Scholastic plans to release a new Hunger Games novel next year, a prequel set 64 years before the start of the original Hunger Games novel series and timed to harvest ten hunger games.
A Hunger Games prequel has long been talking about in Lionsgate as an opportunity, and the studio previously licensed the film feature of theme parks and live concert tours built around the film from nchise.
The Hollywood studio has also been pressured by investors to produce new blockbuster movie franchises beyond Hunger Games and Twilight box office phenomena to continue pulling youth.
The adaptation of the studio to the original book by Collins saw Katniss Everdeen, played by Lawrence and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), District 12, sent to Capitol to fight for survival.