Could the percentages be ever in his favor. President Snow is the infamous villain that Hunger Games followers like to hate — and he’s about to get his own backstory film.
“Lionsgate has all the time been the cinematic residence of The Hunger Games, and I’m delighted to be returning to them with this new guide,” creator Suzanne Collins advised Entertainment Weekly in an April 2020 assertion. “From the start, they’ve handled the supply materials with nice respect, honoring the thematic and narrative elements of the story, and assembling an unimaginable group each in entrance of and behind the digital camera.”
Collins, who created the hit Starvation Video games franchise, penned a prequel novel all concerning the origins of President Snow (performed by Donald Sutherland within the OG films). The guide, titled The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, was printed in Could 2020 and follows an 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow as he prepares to be a first-time mentor in Panem’s tenth annual Starvation Video games. Trying to find his one probability at glory and cash, Snow is paired with District 12 underdog Lucy Grey Baird.
“It’s such a pleasure to be reuniting with [producer] Nina [Jacobson], [director] Francis [Lawrence] and [screenwriter] Michael [Arndt] to adapt the novel to the display screen, and having them share their exceptional skills, as soon as once more, with the world of Panem,” Collins added in her 2020 assertion. “I sit up for collaborating with them and all at Lionsgate as we carry The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes to theaters worldwide.”
Whereas few particulars concerning the forthcoming adaption have been revealed, it’s set to take place more than 60 years before the occasions of The Starvation Video games. Within the first flick, Sutherland’s Snow is the nation’s president and is presiding over the Video games. The four-film franchise premiered in 2012 and starred Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket) and Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman).
“It’s humorous ‘trigger we actually spit-balled about [where the characters would end up] on set at some point,” Hutcherson exclusively told Us Weekly in September 2020 when requested whether or not he would ever play the District 12 baker once more. “We have been form of speaking about, like … the Starvation Video games and Peeta and Katniss [when they] are older and so they have a child after which the film ends, however then what if we decide up the story and it’s, like, 10 years later and there’s a brand new rebel that has to occur or one thing like that ended up.”
He added: “I’d wish to hope and assume that they’re dwelling fortunately and that the world is equal and wonderful. However historical past is doomed to repeat itself. So, I really feel like there could be some extra unrest that might come alongside.”
Whereas the Bridge to Terabithia actor would fortunately reprise his function as soon as extra, he advised Us on the time that he had not obtained a name relating to a potential Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes cameo.
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