'The Hunger Games' Script Stays True To The Book & Makes Way For Prequels! Exclusive

Fri, May 6, 2011 3:18pm EST by 21 Comments

HollywoodLife.com spoke to an insider who has read ‘The Hunger Games’ script and reveals it will stay faithful to the book! The fans will be so happy!

The Hunger Games books have taken the literary world by storm as fans grasp on to a new trilogy that has the potential to be as successful as Twilight. The movie adaptation of the first novel is shaping up to be a blockbuster starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth . An insider working on the movie tells us that the script will please fans in how faithful it is to the original novel, and even contains some back-story that could pave the way to a prequel series!

“I think ‘Hunger Games’ fans will be thrilled with the script of the new movie, it stays very true to the book. Suzanne was very involved in the process and made sure the movie didn’t stray from her original ideas,” our source reveals.

As avid THG fans we are thrilled to hear this news! Even more exciting? Author Suzanne Collins and the movie’s executives are opening the door for a possible prequel series.

“The movie goes into a little bit more of the background story of how the Hunger Games first came about. [Suzanne] isn’t giving away too much but is providing information to whet people’s appetites over when the districts were first formed, and the initial revolution,” our spy explains.

The three books often mention the initial revolutionary attempts which lead to the Capitol creating the Hunger Games in the first place, but we would love to hear more details about the history of the world in which Peeta, Gale and Katniss reside.

Suzanne recently spoke with USA Today about the screenplay process of the first movie: “I wrote the treatment and original screenplay. Then screenwriter Billy Ray [State of Play] did a pass [or rewrite]. Then director Gary Ross [Seabiscuit] did a pass, then Gary and I did a pass together. I thought both guys were terrific.” It’s amazing that the author has stayed so involved to make sure her loyal fans are pleased!

Does this make you even more excited about The Hunger Games movie? Would you love to see prequels even if they don’t involve Katniss and her boys? Sound off below!

Lorena O’Neil

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