Set roughly 64 years before "The Hunger Games", "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" follows an 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow, who would eventually rise to become the authoritarian ruler of the dystopian nation of Panem, and the central villain of the original "Hunger Games" series.
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chairman Joe Drake said in a statement that Collins" new novel is "creatively thrilling and takes this world to complex new dimensions that open up incredible cinematic possibilities'. With his family having fallen on hard times, Snow sees an opportunity to reverse their fortunes when he's chosen to be a mentor in the 10th Hunger Games, although his excitement is snuffed out when he learns he's assigned to guide the girl tribute from District 12, the poorest of Panem's 13 districts and where Katniss Everdeen will be born decades later.
Given Lawrence's enthusiasm for all things Hunger Games (in 2015, he was quoted as saying "any time [author] Suzanne Collins wants to tell more stories from the world, sign me up"), this hiring isn't a big surprise. Suzanne Collins had this to say in a statement. We're thrilled to reunite this filmmaking team with this very unique franchise, and we can't wait to begin production.
He said: "We've been communicating with her [Collins] during the writing process and we look forward to continuing to work closely with her on the movie". The Hunger Games franchise proved to be massively successful for Lionsgate.
For every nine times the outer planet in the system orbits the host star, the inner planet orbits nearly exactly four times. Additionally, researchers know nearly nothing about its atmosphere, which directly affects its temperatures.
The 6-foot-5 Thuney, drafted with the 78th overall pick in 2016, has started all 64 games in his National Football League career. A long-term deal would bring that cap number down, but Mike Reiss of ESPN reports that the two sides are not close on a deal.
"Great deal for all!" Brent crude, used to measure global prices, fell $1.91, or 6.5%, to $27.69 a barrel. US President Donald Trump welcomed the deal, saying it will save hundreds of thousands of US energy jobs.
He said, "the migrant workers, let me emphasise again, we will care for you like we care for Singaporeans". PM Loong had earlier warned the number of cases would rise as Singapore undertakes aggressive testing.
Based on the government's decision today, the KNVB will consult with UEFA, after which a decision will be made. The Netherlands has so far reported 34,317 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, with death toll near 4,000.
The last quarterback to be taken at number one overall and win a Super Bowl was Eli Manning, who was the first pick in 2004. Joe Burrow is projected to go No. 1 to the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft and deservedly so.
Some jurisdictions have set a specific increase that limits the price that essential goods can be sold during an emergency. Any changes to the measures regarding social distancing will come from discussions with the provincial health officer, Dr.
Previous models suggested the outbreak wouldn't peak until mid-May and that 80,000 cases would be reported by mid-April. Get more information online here. "Nothing's going to change until we see the curve continue to flatten or go down".
The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo is actually a pretty genius way to engage kids with a format that's worked for decades on adults. HBO reportedly paid $425 million for the exclusive rights to stream all 236 episodes over the next five years.
The fallout from the XFL's canceled season continues, as Vince McMahon is now being sued by the league's former commissioner. He hired Luck, a well-regarded sports administrator in 2018 for reportedly at least $20 million over multiple years.
World shares skid after oil prices plunge below zero
The crumbling oil market helped drag stocks to their second straight day of losses, and the S&P 500 was down 2.9%, as of 2:49 p.m. In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 1.3% to 19,419.07 while the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong lost 1.9% to 23,875.03.
FDA Approves First At Home Coronavirus Testing Kit
The LabCorp home self-collection kit includes a specific Q-tip-style cotton swab for patients to use to collect their sample. The FDA is discouraging using other cotton swabs to obtain the sample, citing concerns with sterility and cross-reactivity.