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The Hunger Games teased at the VMA’s

— Posted by Erik

This year’s VMA’s brings the first footage of the much anticipated The Hunger Games based on the best selling novels by Suzanne Collins.

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. As 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. ~ Suzanne Collins

 

Source: MTV via ComingSoon

Edit – Now everyone can enjoy the trailer curtsey of Lionsgate.

As far as teasers go unless you are a fan of the books this may not do much for you, not having read the books myself I will have to wait for a real trailer before forming an opinion. Allthough the undeniable “Battle Royale” influence does interest me.

Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth with director Gary Ross, The Hunger Games is set to release on March 23rd 2012.

 

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  • Rob D.

    I hate when people use initials when naming something as an obscure reference. Like everyone is expected to know what they are talking about.

    What the hell is BR?

  • TheSwede

    when has these books written? cuz’ to me the story seems A LOT like BR. who copied who?! ;)

  • http://vintagedisneyalice.blogspot.com Mattman

    You should definitely read the books, I couldn’t put them down and read all three in three days.

    • http://www.themovieblog.com Erik

      One chapter left on A Dance with Dragons, guess i’ll explore the world of Panem next.

      • middleman

        Another book I recommend highly is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Geek nirvana!

  • KAYJO

    I have very high hopes for this movie. The book is fast paced and packed with action. I was hoping to see more in the teaser but I guess that is why it is just a teaser.

  • LAgirl

    FREAKIN EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.themovieblog.com Erik

      People go ape for this, maybe I should read the books?

      • middleman

        I am not a fan of a lot of the teenie bopper emolit out there. I have never read Twilight or any of that, despite enjoying genre books. But a friend who knows what I like said this one was different, so I read the first volume. It is quite good and I recommend it. Very mature content, despite being targeted a little younger than I normally read.

        You are right though. This trailer doesn’t mean much unless you’ve read the books. But it will create buzz from those of us who have because it looks VERY spot on of a key scene.

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