With just a teaser in the world so far, the film version of Suzanne Collins’ The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents—the prequel to hunger games series, set six decades before the revolution sparked by Katniss Everdeen– dropped some sparkle to remind you he’s on his way. Here is this new 24k poster!
THE the hue matches that of the aforementioned teaser, which didn’t contain any footage from the actual movie but did feature a snowy abstract (ahem) scene of a songbird and snake melting into shiny gold and asking the viewer to choose sides. The official synopsis is as follows:The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes follows a young Coriolanus (Tom Blyth) who is the last hope of his failing bloodline, the once-proud Snow family who have fallen out of favor in a post-war Capitol. With his livelihood threatened, Snow is reluctantly assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), a tribute from impoverished District 12. But after Lucy Gray’s charm captivates Panem audiences, Snow sees an opportunity to change their fates. With everything he’s worked for hanging in the balance, Snow teams up with Lucy Gray to turn the tide in their favor. Battling his instincts for good and evil, Snow races against time to survive and reveal whether he will ultimately become a songbird or a snake.
Owith only the most superficial hunger games know-how, you can guess which direction Snow eventually went – it’s not for nothing that President Snow, played by Donald Sutherland in the main film series, made the io9 list”The Most Evil Presidents in Science Fiction Movies, TV, and Comics.” The most suspenseful part of it all might just be whether audiences are still hungry for more. hunger games in the first place.
Directed by hunger games vet Francis Lawrence and adapted from Collins’ novel by Michael Lesslie (Assassin’s Creed) and Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sun, Toy Story 3, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents stars Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer, Josh Andrés Rivera, Jason Schwartzman and Viola Davis. It will be released in theaters on November 17. Are you going to watch this hunger games origin tale or stay away?
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