I have a feeling this adaptation of The Hunger Games is going to be as big as the studio is hoping it will be. There really wasn't much going on for it at Comic-Con this year, the first teaser poster was released, and people were talking about the property that is being directed by Gary Ross.
Entertainment Weekly gives us our first look at Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson as Gale Hawthorne and Peeta Mellark in the film. Gale is the hunting partner of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), and Peeta Mellark is the baker's son chosen to accompany her as the district's entry into the deadly Hunger Games reality show competition.
This isn't really how I imagined them in the book, but that's ok. What are you thoughts on the look of these characters?
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, 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.