Lionsgate bosses keen to grab rights for Hunger Games prequel

Lionsgate bosses have hinted at plans for a Hunger Games prequel, based on Suzanne Collins’ upcoming book.
Publishers at Scholastic have announced Collins’ untitled Hunger Games prequel novel will be released in May, 2020, and Joe Drake, the chairman of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, has quickly confirmed his company is interested in the rights.
“As the proud home of the Hunger Games movies, we can hardly wait for Suzanne’s next book to be published,” he says. “We’ve been communicating with her during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie.”
The prequel will be set six decades before the events of the original Hunger Games trilogy, which introduced the world to literary heroine Katniss Everdeen.
Lionsgate bosses turned the three bestselling books into four hit movies, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Everdeen.