Sunday, May 28, 2023

What the ‘The Hunger Games’ Prequel Trailer Shows (and Doesn’t)

  • The prequel to “The Hunger Games” called “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” It will be released in November 2023.
  • The film is directed by Francis Lawrence, the same as the last three films in the saga.
  • The “Hunger Games” saga is a cultural phenomenon that has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and generated over $5 billion in revenue.

The dystopian universe of ‘The Hunger Games’ returns to theaters in 2023 with a prequel titled ‘The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’. “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is a film starring Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth in the leads, in the roles of Lucy Gray Baird and Coriolanus Snow (the one who was played by Donald Sutherland in the original film series).

The novelty of this Friday 28 April is that Lionsgate has published the trailer of the film on social networks, where you can see something of the script and the setting.

The film is set long before the 2012 film, when Snow (Blyth) was just 18 and his goal was to restore prestige to his family.

The new film “The Hunger Games” is based on the novel of the same name that Suzanne Collins released in 2020 and will be released worldwide in November 2023.

The film adaptation is directed by Francis Lawrence, who worked on ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ and both editions of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’.

The trailer for the prequel of “The Hunger Games”

Before the trailer was released, press and a small group of fans got the chance to see it at a special event.

After the screening, producer Nina Jacobson (who produced the original four films) and Lawrence (who directed all but the first film) discussed the trailer and teased some previously unseen details.

“Lucy is a completely original character”, Jacobson said. “She is very different from Katniss. She is an artist. And Katniss was the exact opposite.” added.

The saga of “The Hunger Games” has become a cultural phenomenon since the release of the first novel in 2008.

The story, set in a dystopian society where young people are forced to participate in a televised battle to the death, has captured millions of fans around the world.

The data proves it: the “Hunger Games” trilogy has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and the films based on the books have grossed more than 3 billion.

The ‘Hunger Games’ franchise is estimated to have generated over $5 billion in revenue, between books, films and merchandise, making Collins a billionaire.

The films also launched the careers of many young actors, including Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.

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