A ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Novel Is Hitting Shelves in 2020


first_img PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Stay on target The Panem madness is returning: Scholastic announced that Suzanne Collins’ new Hunger Games prequel novel is coming on May 19, 2020.The prequel novel, which doesn’t have a title yet, will take place in Panem, a futuristic nation, 64 years before the original Hunger Games trilogy events, Deadline reported. It will reportedly cover the morning of the 10th Hunger Games reaping, which is years before protagonist Katniss Everdeen rises up as a hero.Exciting news, Hunger Games fans: A prequel novel set 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games is coming May 2020! Read more here: https://t.co/nA7wAYX4Fz pic.twitter.com/3JdeCTcAQp— Scholastic (@Scholastic) June 17, 2019“With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival,” Collins explained in a statement to Deadline. “The reconstruction period ten years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days—as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet—provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.”Lionsgate has also reportedly started planning a Hunger Games prequel film, which will be based on Collins’ upcoming book, Variety noted. No other details have been released on the movie yet, including plot, casting, or a set premiere date.“As the proud home of the Hunger Games movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s [Collins’] next book to be published,” Joe Drake, chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said in a statement to Variety. “We’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie.”More on Geek.com:‘Orphan Black: The Next Chapter’ Audio Sci-Fi Series Is Coming SoonMuggles Had to Wait 10 Hours to Ride new ‘Harry Potter’ Roller CoasterEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beerlast_img