For fans of the extremely popular book series written by Suzanne Collins, March 23, 2012 may seem like a decade away, but Lionsgate has officially announced that the world will get to see The Hunger Games in a little over a year.
The movie sees young scrapper Katniss Everdeen (whose name makes her sound like a family friend of the Royal Tenenbaums) striving to outwit, outplay and out-not die during a reality television show inspired by Battle Royale.
The game is. Not the movie. The movie might not be anything like Battle Royale (even though that would be awesome).
Incredibly talented writer/director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit) will be helming the project from a script from State of Play writer Billy Ray, but no lead has signed on yet. Get director. Questionable writer. Movie that sees children battling each other. Sold. See you in March. [EW]