Below you'll find a great new motion poster for the upcoming Gary Ross directed film adaptation of The Hunger Games. The film is is based on the popular book series by Suzanne Collins, which you should start reading if you haven't already. As excited as I am for the film, I still don't think it will live up to the awesomeness of the books. They slapped a PG-13 rating on this film, and from the books it should clearly be an R-rating. It will be interesting to see how they end up handling the material, but I do trust Ross with the project.
The Hunger Games takes place in the futuristic ruins of North America, which crumbled and was replaced by a Capitol and 12 districts. Each district is forced to supply 2 teenagers, between 12 and 18. They participate in The Hunger Games, a televised reality series that pits the contestants against one another in a battle to the death. The heroine is 16-year old Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), a skilled hunter who’s adept with a bow and arrow. She replaces her younger sister, who was chosen in a lottery. She is joined by a baker's son who is also chosen from her dirt poor home district.
The film has a huge cast that also includes Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Woody Harrelson and Lenny Kravitz. The film is set to open on March 23, 2012.