We’ll try to keep this short and sweet. You know, for the fans. Most of whom are probably already up early on this Monday morning awaiting the debut of the first trailer for The Hunger Games. Get excited, Hunger Gamesers (what do they call themselves, anyway?), as it’s finally here. Lionsgate debuted the trailer this morning on Good Morning America and has since given it to Apple to put it online. We’ve picked up the bow and arrow from there and embedded it just after the break for those interested parties to view. And by interested parties, I of course mean everyone, as this will undoubtedly be one of the most talked about trailers of the week. It’s got some style, some thrill and some flair — also, the trailer delivers a prelude to what we can only hope is a lot of violence. That’s in the books, right?
Watch the Trailer
About the Film
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
The Hunger Games is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.
Lionsgate will release The Hunger Games on March 23, 2012.