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New prequel film to ‘The Hunger Games’ in the works

‘The Hunger Games: Harvest Dawn’ opens in theaters on November 20, 2026.

Advance:

  • ‘The Hunger Games: Harvest Dawn’ is in development.
  • ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ director Francis Lawrence is in talks to supervise it.
  • It is set 24 years before Katniss enters the arena.

Some things are predictable. The change of seasons. The tides of the sea. Elon Musk making a stupid decision. Add to that list the brief time gap between ‘Hunger Games’ author Suzanne Collins announcing a new book and Lionsgate seizing the opportunity to turn it into a movie.

In this case, Collins has revealed that he has written a second prequel novel, this one titled ‘The Hunger Games: Harvest Dawn’, and has been followed by a few seconds that appear to be from Lionsgate, confirming that a film adaptation is in the works. . The book will be released on March 18, 2025.

What is the story of ‘The Hunger Games: Harvest Dawn’?

Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow in 'The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes'.

Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow in ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’. Photo credit: Courtesy of Lionsgate.

While the previous prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, took place 64 years before the events of the original trilogy, The Hunger Games: Harvest Dawn is set 24 years before that trio of films. of Jennifer Lawrence in the world. of Panem, which began the morning of the harvest of the 50th Hunger Games, also known as the Second Quarter Quell.

Those games are an important event in the canon as the victor was Haymitch Abernathy, the only winner of District 12 before the tie of Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen and Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta Mellark. Haymitch goes on to become a mentor, a character from the original films played by Woody Harrelson.

Who will appear in ‘The Hunger Games: Harvest Dawn’?

Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lawrence in 'The Hunger Games'.

(From left to right) Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games’. Photo: Lionsgate.

Casting for the film has yet to be announced, but there is a possibility that Harrelson will be asked to provide narration in the same way Donald Sutherland was used in ‘Songbirds and Snakes.’

But we do know that Francis Lawrence, who has directed four of the ‘Hunger Games’ films to date, is in talks to helm this latest installment.

‘The Hunger Games: Harvest Dawn’: Collins and the filmmakers talk

(Left) The director of 'The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes', Francis Lawrence. (Right) Nina Jacobson, producer of 'The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.'

(Left) The director of ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’, Francis Lawrence. (Right) Nina Jacobson, producer of ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.’

Here is Suzanne Collins’ statement about the new book and movie:

“With ‘Sunrise on the Reaping,’ I was inspired by David Hume’s idea of ​​implicit submission and, in his words, ‘the ease with which the many are ruled by the few… The story also lent itself to a deeper immersion. profound in the use of propaganda and the power of those who control the narrative. The question ‘Real or not real?’ Every day it seems more pressing to me. “From the beginning, Lionsgate has been a wonderful home and partner for the ‘Hunger Games’ franchise, and I am very excited to collaborate with Adam and the team as we bring this next story to theaters in 2026.”

And here’s Lionsgate Motion Picture Group president Adam Fogelson:

“Suzanne Collins is a master storyteller and our creative north star. We couldn’t be luckier than to have the guidance and trust of a collaborator whose talent and imagination are always brilliant. We know ‘Hunger Games’ fans around the world will be enchanted by where Suzanne has centered this next extraordinary story. The Second Quarter Quell is legendary and looms large in the history of the Games, even into Katniss Everdeen’s time, a quarter of a century later. “Like fans around the world, we eagerly anticipate this exciting return to Panem.”

When will ‘The Hunger Games: Harvest Dawn’ hit theaters?

Lionsgate already has a release date for this one: the studio wants the new film to hit theaters on November 20, 2026. If a deal is reached, Lawrence will have her work cut out for her…

Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird in 'The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes'.

Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird in ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’. Photo credit: Murray Close.

Other films in the ‘Hunger Games’ franchise:

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