Could the chances be ever in his favor. President Snow is the infamous villain that Starvation Video games followers like to hate — and he’s about to get his personal backstory film.
“Lionsgate has all the time been the cinematic dwelling of The Starvation Video games, and I’m delighted to be returning to them with this new ebook,” writer Suzanne Collins advised Leisure Weekly in an April 2020 assertion. “From the start, they’ve handled the supply materials with nice respect, honoring the thematic and narrative parts of the story, and assembling an unimaginable workforce each in entrance of and behind the digital camera.”
Collins, who created the hit Starvation Video games franchise, penned a prequel novel all in regards to the origins of President Snow (performed by Donald Sutherland within the OG motion pictures). The ebook, titled The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, was revealed 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 outstanding abilities, as soon as once more, with the world of Panem,” Collins added in her 2020 assertion. “I look ahead to collaborating with them and all at Lionsgate as we carry The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes to theaters worldwide.”
Whereas few particulars in regards to the forthcoming adaption have been revealed, it’s set to happen greater than 60 years earlier than 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 truly spit-balled about [where the characters would end up] on set sooner or later,” Hutcherson solely advised Us Weekly in September 2020 when requested whether or not he would ever play the District 12 baker once more. “We had been type of speaking about, like … the Starvation Video games and Peeta and Katniss [when they] are older they usually have a child after which the film ends, however then what if we choose 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 prefer to hope and suppose that they’re residing fortunately and that the world is equal and beautiful. However historical past is doomed to repeat itself. So, I really feel like there is likely to be some extra unrest that might come alongside.”
Whereas the Bridge to Terabithia actor would fortunately reprise his position as soon as extra, he advised Us on the time that he had not acquired a name concerning a possible Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes cameo.
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