Get ready to return to the Games as Lionsgate releases the official reveal announcement teaser trailer for the upcoming prequel film The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. View trailer below.
Return to The Hunger Games, the landmark film franchise that has earned over $3 billion globally, with Lionsgate’s adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ #1 New York Times Bestseller The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) is the last hope for his fading lineage, a once-proud family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favor. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy Gray’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.
Oh wow…. I know that this “announcement” teaser doesn’t reveal much about the upcoming film, but I really do like it and gave me goosebumps watching it. Details about this upcoming project are still vague and unknown, with the only tidbit being actress Rachel Ziegler and Tom Blyth have been casted in the two main roles. Still, I imagine that more information will come to light in the coming months. Still, I have to wonder that if this particular movie will be good. Of course, I know that the prequel novel came out several years ago, but The Hunger Games film franchise ended and sort of closed out the YA dystopian film adaptation that Hollywood was so fascinated. So, my question is…… will this prequel endeavor be relevant in today’s movie landscape. Who knows…. only time will tell. Nevertheless, this particular movie will be on my radar for next year.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes arrives in theaters on November 17th, 2023