The teaser trailer to the prequel of the hit dystopian series The Hunger Games is finally here. Lionsgate posted the teaser of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which is based on the popular novel by Suzanne Collins.
The Hunger Games was a hit young-adult movie that premiered in 2012. It was followed by three more sequels, Catching Fire and the two-part Mockingjay. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes novel was released in 2020, ten years after the first book was published.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
The story takes place years before the 74th Hunger Games, an annual game attended by the citizens of Panem, the country ruled by a tyrant called President Snow. In April 2020, Lionsgate announced that there was a movie adaptation in progress and that Francis Lawrence would take over it. He directed both Catching Fire and Mockingjay films, and this time, he will return for the prequel.
Tom Blythe will portray young Snow, and recently, it has been announced that West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler will play Lucy Gray Baird, a girl from District 12.
The teaser trailer showed no cast or live-action scenes but a snowy forest with a golden songbird and snake, and the game will commence in November 2023. It is more likely the representation of the main characters in the film.
The Return of The Hunger Games Era
Many fans have expressed their excitement online because of the return of the franchise on the big screen. The series was a major hit among young adults almost ten years ago, and it will incite nostalgia, especially among those who were avid fans of the novels.
The franchise was very successful during the 2010s, and each of the installment was in the top 10 highest-grossing films. Hopefully, the teaser excited fans to come back to the games, and more so when the official trailer drops real soon.