Of the five highest-grossing movies in Lionsgate Films’ history, four are Hunger Games titles (with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 notably lagging far behind its predecessor$$$). So, it’s no wonder that the studio is exploring “prequels” to the film series based on Suzanne Collins’ dystopian novels. It was either that or a gritty reboot of Fahrenheit 9/11.
That might not be received well.
Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns has indicated that the studio is exploring developing prequels to its Hunger Games franchise. Burns made the disclosure Tuesday at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, saying that the franchise “will live on and on.” (Via)
The only other bit of information Burns dropped was that “if we went backwards, there obviously would be arenas.” And no Jennifer Lawrence. But maybe we’d finally get to see a young Peeta baking bread, which could fill up a good 45 minutes of running time. Get your tickets now.