Watch: First Official Teaser Trailer for 'The Hunger Games' Adaptation
"You're stronger than they are… you are." Lionsgate has finally unveiled a first glimpse at The Hunger Games, Gary Ross' anticipated adaptation of Suzanne Collins' series of books, in the form of a 60-second teaser trailer shown during MTV's VMAs last night. Of course, MTV now has an online version of it, which includes a brief intro from Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss Everdeen, as well as the all-forest-set Hunger Games footage. This is only just a tease, but shows some bow-and-arrow action that we'll see plenty of as Katniss goes up against the other Panem tributes. It looks fine, but is it enough to get anyone excited?
Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss, a 16-year-old living in the post-apocalyptic country of Panem. Every year, one boy and one girl are chosen from each of Panem's 12 districts to fight each other to their death.
The Hunger Games is both written and directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Gary Ross, director of Seabiscuit and Pleasantville previously, but also writer of Big, Mr. Baseball, Dave, Lassie, Pleasantville and Seabiscuit. It's adapted from Suzanne Collins' popular series of novels, first published in 2008. Lionsgate is bringing The Hunger Games to theaters everywhere starting March 23rd, 2012 next spring. Look good?