Suzanne Collins is writing a prequel to her best-selling Starvation Video games trilogy with a possible film adaptation additionally on the best way.
The at the moment untitled e book will likely be launched in Could 2020 and will likely be set on the planet of Panem 64 years earlier than the occasions of the dystopian franchise. It’ll concentrate on the time after the so-called “Darkish Days,”, a failed rebel.
“With this e book, I needed to discover the state of nature, who we’re, and what we understand is required for our survival,” Collins mentioned in a press release. “The reconstruction interval 10 years after the battle, generally known as the Darkish Days – because the nation of Panem struggles again to its ft – offers fertile floor for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby outline their views of humanity.”
The Starvation Video games books, which concentrate on a world the place youngsters should battle to the demise as a type of leisure, had been tailored right into a globally profitable big-screen franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen. The 4 movies have made nearly $3bn on the field workplace and Lionsgate has expressed curiosity in extending the franchise as nicely.
“Because the proud dwelling of the Starvation Video games motion pictures, we will hardly watch for Suzanne’s subsequent e book to be revealed,” mentioned Joe Drake, Lionsgate chairman. “We’ve been speaking along with her in the course of the writing course of and we look ahead to persevering with to work intently along with her on the film.”
In 2017, a Starvation Video games theme park opened in Dubai, with points of interest together with a Capitol bullet prepare rollercoaster, the corridor of heroes, and the Panem aerial tour multimedia expertise. This summer season, a Lionsgate theme park is ready to open in China that may characteristic a 3D movement simulator attraction pegged to the ultimate movie.
The unique books had been all New York Instances bestsellers upon launch, promoting greater than 65m copies within the US alone and translated into 51 languages for 56 territories. Since then, Collins has launched an autobiographical image e book referred to as Yr of the Jungle.