New ‘Hunger Games’ Book and Film Adaptation Announced: All You Need to Know

Renowned author Suzanne Collins is set to release a new novel in the “Hunger Games” series titled “Sunrise on the Reaping” next year, with a film adaptation confirmed for late 2026.

Key Facts:

– Scholastic announced that Suzanne Collins will release “Sunrise on the Reaping” next spring.
– The new book will be set during the 50th Hunger Games, 24 years before the original trilogy’s timeline.
– The novel’s political undertones are inspired by 18th-century philosopher David Hume.
– Lionsgate Films will produce the film adaptation, set to be released in late 2026.
– The original “Hunger Games” trilogy has sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

Crucial Quote:
“The story also lent itself to a deeper dive into the use of propaganda and the power of those who control the narrative,” Collins said.

What To Watch For:
Keep an eye out for the release dates – the book is scheduled for March 18, 2025, and the movie for Nov. 20, 2026.

Big Number:
$1.45 billion – the total domestic box office gross of the first four “Hunger Games” movies.

Key Background:
The “Hunger Games” franchise is part of the successful trend of young adult novels-turned-films that were popular in the 2000s and early 2010s.

Surprising Fact:
Taylor Swift won a Grammy Award for the song “Safe & Sound” from “The Hunger Games” soundtrack.

For more information, you can read the full article on AP News and Forbes.