Despite its obvious comparisons to the 1999 Japanese novel turned manga, then movies, BATTLE ROYALE, we'd be lying if we said we weren't looking forward to this, especially after watching the full length trailer which Lionsgate have at long last revealed today. With the popularity of the book series (still not read them, sorry), there must be something more going for it than the Hunger Game concept itself.
Have a peep for yourselves anyway, see what you think...
"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."
Hunger Games fan? Did the trailer deliver? How about those of you unfamiliar with Suzanne Collins' books? Share your thoughts in the Comments below or on Twitter @Starburst_Mag