The universe The Hunger Games, continues to grow with Lionsgate giving the green light to a sixth installment of the franchise, The Hunger Games: Sunrise on the Reapingthis after the theatrical release of the prequel The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes in November 2023.

Deadline reveals that the studio has set the theatrical release of this next installment for the November 20, 2026. It will be based on the newly announced novel by Suzanne Collins to be published in 2025.

The connoisseur of the saga, Francis Lawrence, is in negotiations to join as director. Lawrence has directed other installments of the franchise such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015), and the prequel The Ballad of the Songbirds & Snakes (2023).

The medium details the setting of Sunrise on the Reaping confirming that it is another prequel:

“While The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes It took place 64 years before the events of the [películas] originals, The Hunger Games: Harvest Dawn It takes place 24 years before the Jennifer Lawrence films in the world of Panem., beginning on the harvest morning of the 50th Hunger Games, also known as the Second Quell of the Twenty-Five.”

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

Adam Fogelson, president of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said in a press release:

“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 that Hunger Games fans around the world The world will be enchanted to know where Suzanne has centered this next extraordinary story. The Second Quarter Quell is legendary and looms large in the history of the Games, even in Katniss Everdeen's time, a quarter of a century later.. “Like fans around the world, we eagerly anticipate this exciting return to Panem.”

Collins added:

“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 dive into the use of propaganda and the power of those who control the narrative. The question “Real or not real?” It seems more pressing to me every day.”


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