Director Gary Ross’ adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ graphic novel The Hunger Games has been talked about over and over, and is now at the top of many film fans lists as one of the most must-see movies of 2012. The trailer for the film finally landed yesterday, and we have it right here for all you lovely people at the bottom of this post, and it looks freakin’ awesome!
Released here in UK cinemas on 23rd March 2012, the Hunger Games features an all star cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Isabelle Fuhrman, Lenny Kravitz, Willow Shields and Alexander Ludwig.
In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.
By Matt Wavish