“In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch.”
So it’s sort of like The Running Man meets Battle Royale? It’s got the solid acting talents of Jennifer Lawrence and Woody Harrelson plus up and coming young actors Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right) and Liam Hemsworth (brother of Chris – Thor)
It’s certainly an interesting premise although there’s certainly a whiff of cheese about the proceedings. There’s also some preposterous facial hair – check out the guy at 1.48 – not to mention Woody Harrelson’s floppy blond haircut.
It’ll be out March 23rd 2012.