The Hunger Games – Trailer and Pics

The Hunger Games - Katniss

After 10 years, the DVD release of Deathly Hallows Part 2 is bringing Harry Potter to a close. The first part of Breaking Dawn is nigh, heralding the end of The Twilight Saga next year. We’re in need of angst-ridden teen fantasy to fill the gap quick!

Step up The Hunger Games. The awesome Jennifer Lawrence stars in this adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel. 12 girls and 12 boys are pitted against each other in a competition for survival, partly to demonstrate the government’s control over their lives and partly as a form of televised entertainment. After her younger sister is picked out in the Game’s participation lottery, Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) volunteers to take her place.

The novel is hugely addictive and described by the friendly sales assistant in Waterstones as “wonderfully brutal”. The screenplay was adapated by Suzanne Collins herself, and while I’m never entirely convinced that authors should adapt their own material, you would at least expect the film to stay true to the source. Katniss is definitely no Bella Swan and this is a very good thing. Spoiler alert: on page two of the book, she talks about feeding entrails to her sister’s cat.

So, let’s gloss over shades of Battle Royale – we’re expecting 12A territory after all – and check out the trailer for the first film of the trilogy, due out next March. Then if it’s left you dying for some moody character posters of your own, we’ve got you covered. Click through after the jump.

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You can totally make a fan wallpaper out of these. Click the thumbnails for huge size:

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