The success of the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' literary saga, The Hunger Games, quickly gave Hollywood the idea of a spin-off. This is how in 2017, with the help of the novelist, the project for a prequel was launched. On one side literary, on the other cinematographic. In 2020, the author published the novel The Hunger Games: The Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes and its film version was immediately announced in production.
The 10th Hunger Games are almost open
The events recounted take place 64 years before the original story and focus on the youth of Coriolanus Snow, the character played in the original saga by Donald Sutherland. During the 10th Hunger Games, the latter (played by Tom Blyth) is assigned to be the mentor of Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), originally from District 12, the poorest and most despised of Panem.
Again directed by Francis Lawrence (director of the last three Hunger Games films), The Ballad of the Serpent and the Songbird will arrive on screens on November 16.
The final trailer has just dropped and it promises to learn a little more about the Hunger Games universe. Moreover, the ballad of the title (with two “l”, therefore) refers to a short poem of regular form, composed of at least three verses. From there to thinking that sequels are possible…