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The Hunger Games First Trailer Released

7 years ago by Alison Cox

The Hunger GamesAhead of the March 23, 2012 release of The Hunger Games, Lionsgate has just released the first trailer for the highly anticipated Gary Ross directed film, which invites fans to join the competitive fight or flight.

In the trailer for The Hunger Games, fans of the popular Suzanne Collins best selling novel get a theatrical visual of characters Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and President Snow (Donald Sutherland). In the film, young kids ages 12 – 18 are trained in survival and prepared to fight to the death in The Hunger Games. Twenty-four are selected, only one survives.

The official trailer for The Hunger Games preserves the novel’s mystery, showing only footage from the first half of the film, chronicling the events leading up to The Hunger Games. In the teaser trailer, fans glimpse the world of Panem. Whetting our appetites, the trailer ends just as Katniss enters The Hunger Games arena.

The Hunger Games

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Check out the new trailer for The Hunger Games below:

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Alison Cox has over ten years experience in the online entertainment industry as a writer, systems administrator and technical consultant. Alison is also a published author with the health and lifestyle book "Fiddle Fit & Food Fabulous".