The film will be a prequel based on author Suzanne Collins' upcoming book.
We will all be returning to Panem for another film set in the world of The Hunger Games. Original author Suzanne Collins is writing a new book called "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes." The story is set during the 10th Hunger Games and features an 18-year old Coriolanus Snow, the man who will later grow up to run the ruthless society that allows the Hunger Games to flourish.
The book is being released on May 9th and fans of the series are excited to return to the world that Collins had created.
From the Amazon description.
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.
The odds are against him. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined - every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute . . . and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.
The new "Hunger Games" film will be director Francis Lawrence, who oversaw three of the four previous films in the franchise.
Screenwriter Michael Arndt and producer Nina Jacobson are also on board the prequel.