Epic Hunger Games Poster Revealed
Shortly after Jon’s review of Hunger Games went up two weeks ago, I picked up the series myself, and have hardly been able to put it down. I blazed through the first book in a little more than a day, staying up until 4:30am to finish it. Besides making me largely useless at work that week, it has gotten me very excited for the upcoming film adaptation, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. Yahoo Movies stoked that fire (pun intended) earlier today when they revealed the brand new “motion poster” for the movie. It features Katniss Everdeen’s iconic Mockingjay pin wreathed in flame, and is really freaking awesome.
(This is a pretty intense flash graphic so it might take a couple of minutes to load. It has been a bit fickle as I’ve been writing this post, so if for some reason it still isn’t working, head over to Yahoo to check it out)
See? Told you it was badass. Now I don’t know how the movie will turn out in the end, but I hear Lawrence was pretty great in Winter’s Bone, so that’s something for her. I don’t know anything about Hutcherson except that he was in The Kids Are Alright and is going to be in the new Red Dawn remake (which means he’s OK in my book). I did hesitate a little when I read that director Gary Ross is shooting for a PG-13 rating. I’m not sure some of the absolutely terrible things that are in this series will carry the same weight if they have to be scaled back for the ratings, but we’ll see.
So what do you think? Are you excited for the Hunger Games film franchise? Someone who knows anything about either of these actors please chime in with your two cents, as I am clearly ignorant.
Update: The comments have gotten quite spoilery, so avoid if you value your surprises.