During Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, the first teaser trailer from the highly anticipated Lionsgate film, The Hunger Games, debuted. The adaptation of Suzanne Collins‘s novel, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, Willow Shields, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and Stanley Tucci.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
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 broadcasted 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, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.
The Hunger Games is set to open March 23, 2012.
Watch the teaser trailer here and share your thoughts below. Does “Hunger Games” look like it will merit the hype?