The Hunger Games will have a prequel, so which direction will the story go?
It has been nearly 10 years since the end of the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins was released and then her entire series became one of Hollywood’s most famous post-apocalyptic film franchises. Collins will bring Panem back in May 2020 in the upcoming prequel novel that will be made into a movie by Lionsgate. But will the public question how The Hunger Games pre-story will affect the real-time stream?
Too many things have changed since the series of future teenagers have to fight to death in a first-ever television show. Many brands have started to follow the direction of The Hunger Games like Maze Runner and Divergent. And now people talk about the symbolism of the story, especially with the book for teenagers.
So what does Collins need to do to make his story closer? And how far will the series go?
Although there is no information about the new novel yet, the author explained the reason for her re-export as well as the issues that the new series will mention: “With this new book, I want to explore the natural aspects. , about what we are and what we need to survive. The new section will take place 10 years after the war, called Dark Days – when Panem struggles to stand firm – providing the character with enough land to find answers to sentences. ask on, while expressing their views on humanity. ”
The events in this new series take place 64 years before The Hunger Games and that means it will focus on rebuilding the Counties. In The Hunger Games, readers see a new version of North America, divided into numbered Districts from 1 to 12. It has the capital of the Capital, where wealth and luxury live with labor. Of the other Districts, and as naturally, the Districts are getting poorer and the distance from the Capital is farther away, in which, District 12 – the home of heroine Katniss Everdeen – is the poorest.
There is too little information about this new series and adaptation, but with what Collins has shared, Dark Days plays an important role in rebuilding Panem after First Rebellion (First Revolution), the Zone up by people to fight fascist government in the Capital. The revolution became a large-scale war and the origin of Hunger Games. It is an interesting option to have a prequel to the first steps of this deadly game, namely its 10th organization.
Scholastic will still be the publishing unit for the new series and with still sticking with the youth, a group of other young characters will debut readers to find their own way in the post-war days. The Hunger Games is always fascinated by the idea of class and class division, so perhaps the new story will focus on the roots of this division. Not only aiming for answers to questions about the Districts and the reason for the Capital, the film can also incorporate a young couple’s Romeo and Juliet story divided by disputes involving Thu. Panem’s first capital.
Despite being well received, Collins’s series is often discussed about the lack of nuance of a teenage title. Specifically, the story lacks the depth of racism, the privilege of white people, and other factors affecting the formation of Panem. It is also possible that in 2019 Collins will share more about the above, but with the word “reconstruction” she often mentioned, it is possible to infer the story of reflections on America in real life during the Post-Civil War era what will create a gap in her story. And yet, Collins is often gossiped about the ethnicity of his series, so it will be a huge challenge if she takes one of the most important events in American history into the story.
High ability Collins will create a connection between the two stories so even though Katniss, Peeta and other characters do not appear, it is possible that their relatives will be present. If you want to go in a new direction but still want to contact the old 3 parts, the author can take advantage of old characters like District 12, Greasy Sae because he also plays an important role for the future when he is who gave Katniss the Mockingjay badge. This approach would be easier for Collins when she only needed to create a young version for the character.
But regardless of Collins’s direction, Lionsgate is always ready to adapt her new book to the big screen. Joe Drake, president of Lionsgate said: “We are honored to be the producer of The Hunger Games series and are looking forward to Suzanne’s new book. We have also expressed our desire to continue cooperation when Suzanne is in the process of writing. ”
In 2012, Lionsgate brought to the audience a first in a blockbuster series that grossed nearly $ 3 billion based on The Hunger Games novel, starring Jennifer Lawrence. With that success, they are under pressure to create more products to please young viewers of the title. And Collins’s new book is the solution for them. Last time, Lionsgate also organized these brand-related exhibitions and concerts to support the fans.