‘The Hunger Games’ Motion Poster Is A Flaming Hot Teaser

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The Hunger Games movie cast District 9 tributes The Hunger Games Motion Poster Is A Flaming Hot Teaser

Filming is currently ongoing for Lionsgate and director Gary Ross’s cinematic adaptation of The Hunger Games, which is aiming to be the next big young adult novel-turned-blockbuster-franchise, now that Harry Potter is (seemingly) done and Twilight has reached its own two-part finale.

While we’re still a ways off from the release of a teaser trailer for the screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian best-seller, Lionsgate has unveiled an early treat for Hunger Games fans: a motion poster that features the series’ iconic image of a golden mockingjay pin (see the header image)… on fire.

Fans of Collins’ original Hunger Games novel will immediately recognize the significance of this image and the poster’s tagline, “May the odds be ever in your favor.” For everyone else, here’s some background information on the series, beginning with the synopsis for the first book:

In a not-too-distant future, the United States of 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 broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch.

16-year-old Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) willingly enters the Hunger Games to spare her younger sister, Prim (Willow Shields), when the latter is selected. Katniss wears the mockingjay pin as a symbol of rebellion against the Capitol, and has her stylist, Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), design her an outfit for the Games that gives off the illusion of being on fire – to represent Katniss’ native District 12 (a coal mining district). Hence why she is eventually given the nickname, “The Girl on Fire.” As for the poster’s tagline? That’s the catchphrase for those in charge of running the Games – an ironic nicety aimed at those facing all-but-certain death in the arena.

Check out the Hunger Games motion poster (via Yahoo! Movies) below:

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Lionsgate has assembled an overall excellent production team for The Hunger Games, which includes Gary Ross (Seabiscuit) as director and co-screenwriter, Tom Stern (Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby) as director of photography, and Danny Elfman as co-composer. Add to that a supporting cast that includes greats like Donald Sutherland and Stanley Tucci in pivotal supporting roles, and there’s good reason for Hunger Games fans (and everyone else) to be excited about seeing this story brought to life in live-action form.

The Hunger Games arrives in U.S. theaters on March 23rd, 2012.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Cool.

    • My thoughts exactly :).

  2. I’m excited about the film(s).

  3. Loved the books. I was unsure about Jennifer Lawrence, until I saw some set pics. I can’t wait to see the first movie!!!

  4. Next Harry Potter

  5. hmmmm . . . what’s this all about; must investigate.

    • YES! Investigate. Read the books. They are nothing like Harry Potter. It’s audience is smaller. It’s only three books. No wizards. Don’t get the comparison really in any way. Oh well.

      • It’s compared to Harry Potter because it’s another series of books targeted at young-adults. It’s published by Scholastic.

  6. Hey, I’m going to give a “shout out” to my girl Isabelle Fuhrman who will be in this movie. No, she’s not my gf, much too young, lol, but I think she’s a young actress to watch out for. In case you don’t know who that is, she was the Orphan in, well, The Orphan. And regardless of what you thought of that movie, you cannot deny that her performance was amazing in that movie. Unfortunately due to her great acting I was actually able to predict the ending “twist” in the movie…

    • She was great in “Orphan”. I was impressed. Too bad Clove is barely in the story. But that’s from the book. They could make the other tributes a bit more prominent in the movie. I would be ok w/that. Wouldn’t want it to take away from anything important, but could be fun.

  7. I crushed the trilogy in 2 days last week and am totally pumped for the movie.. really digging this motion poster idea too

  8. Still mad this Series will be 4 movies and not 3 but nice poster

  9. While it’s a cool animated display, it doesn’t make me excited about the film because it tells me absolutely NOTHING about the movie itself.

  10. So its The Running Man…. with kids….with a love story dropped in. ;)

    • FAKE love story… there just pretending

  11. I still haven’t read the books (I can see the first one sitting on a table from where I’m sitting) but I have only heard good things about them.