First TV Spots For THE HUNGER GAMES Arrive

With Gary Ross' adaptation of the sci-fi novel The Hunger Games hitting theaters next month, Lionsgate has released two new TV spots for the movie. Featuring new footage, check them out after the jump.

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By Paul Romano - 2/21/2012


At an unidentified future date, the nation of Panem has risen out of the ruins of what was once known as North America. Due to an uprising by the districts of Panem, a raffle is held to choose one boy and girl, aged 12–18, from each of the 12 districts to risk their lives in the Hunger Games, a ruthless competition in which each contestant, or tribute, tries to kill the others until only one is left alive. The winner receives honor, gifts, and enough food and supplies to never worry for anything material again. The Games, while entertainment for the Capitol's citizens, are a yearly reminder to the 12 districts of their unsuccessful rebellion 74 years ago, during which District 13 was completely destroyed.

In District 12, sixteen year-old Katniss Everdeen cares for her mother and her sister Primrose "Prim" since her father died in a mine accident when she was 11. Each year, since the age of 12, Katniss has put her name in the lottery, or reaping, more than once. In return for taking this extra annual risk, she receives extra grain and oil for her family. In addition, Katniss has been illegally hunting for food outside the gates of District 12 with her friend Gale, whose father died in the same mining accident as Katniss' and who similarly cares for his family.

Prim, now age 12, has her name placed in the reaping for the first time — only once — and it is unexpectedly drawn. Katniss watches as Prim is taken away by four peacekeepers, and volunteers to replace her sister in the Games. She competes against other tributes, including trained "Career Tributes" who have been illegally training for the Games their entire lives, as well as Peeta Mellark, the male tribute from District 12, who has secretly loved Katniss since childhood, and who once did her a kindness she could never forget. Haymitch Abernathy, a drunk and the only living victor from District 12, mentors both Katniss and Peeta before and during the Hunger Games.






Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson and Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games is set to hit theaters March 23rd.









Source: Lionsgate
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JDUKE25 - 2/21/2012, 2:30 PM
I really need to finish this book. Reading only 6 pages isn't going to cut it lol.
MovieMaster - 2/21/2012, 2:32 PM
Not available in the UK.
WhySoSerious1901 - 2/21/2012, 2:36 PM
I'm really reallllly starting to get excited for this movie!
Hawksblueyes - 2/21/2012, 2:39 PM
Check your E-mail Paul.
PaulRom - 2/21/2012, 2:50 PM
@Hawks Replied.
PsyGuy - 2/21/2012, 3:04 PM
This movie is gonna be.... AWESOME!
SpiderHyphenMan - 2/21/2012, 3:41 PM
Not available in Canada.
Lert - 2/21/2012, 4:09 PM
that devil-looking guy on "FACE OFF" is the special effects artist on this show... what kind of SFX is needed for this?
TheBatman1 - 2/21/2012, 5:07 PM
@Lert I think he does the costume designs
hartley07 - 2/21/2012, 5:26 PM
I really hope they dont make the archery rediculous. I'm so sick of everyone in movies shooting like Legolas, because except for him, its impossible. Green arrow is one of my favs, but I kinda hope they dont make a movie because the archery is gonna be totally unrealistic. Please dont give me links to that mongolian archer whos the fastest in the world, because his hand is preloaded with arrows. Whoopee you can shoot fast, but it takes you like 5 minuts to get ready. Sad to say but the best archery ive ever seen in a movie was in blade trinity and robin hood with russell crowe. They took relistic times to reload and shoot and were still effective. You dont have to shoot like legolas to look cool. It's destracting when the arrows are computer generated or the footage is altered somehow.
Thatman12 - 2/21/2012, 6:35 PM
I'm really excited about this movie. I'm wondering how there going to do some of the "things". Jennifer Lawrence looks just as I pictured for Cat-nip.
LaputaHeir - 2/21/2012, 10:06 PM
Not available in Japan...
claybo4131 - 2/22/2012, 11:36 AM
I so want a beard like the one Wes Bentley grew.

Also the blonde chick at the 18 second mark in the second clip, Leven Rambin who plays Glimmer (District 1 female tribute) she should play Amora the Enchantress in the Thor Sequel. SHes perfect for it.
claybo4131 - 2/22/2012, 11:37 AM
The Gamemaker control room was not in the book. Also Seneca Crane (Wes Bentley) has no dialogue in the book at all. But I can deal with that, you can't make a movie in first person like the book is.

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