by Rob Boylan
Just quickly, the long anticipated first trailer for The Hunger Games went online this morning. The adaptation of Suzanne Collins' young adult novels stars Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone, X-Men: First Class) and Josh Hutcherson (Bridge to Terabithia, The Kids are All Right) as tributes in the annual hunger games in a future dystopian version of North America.
What are these "hunger games"? Well, they appear to be not unlike the Tri-Wizard Tournament in the Potterverse, except there are less survivors. And there is a beauty pageant apparently?
I've never read the books honestly.
This is my favorite part of the press release:
In an attempt to preserve the anticipation and mystery that fans are relishing, the trailer only shows footage from the first half of the film, chronicling events leading up to but not including the Games themselves.
I get so incredibly angry at trailers because almost every one of the shows the final scene of the movie. So kudos to Lion's Gate and the producers for that.
You can watch it on iTunes by clicking here.