Tuesday, August 09, 2011

New Photos From "The Hunger Games"

The Hunger Games (2012)
(voting begins after release)


Suzanne Collins (novel)Gary Ross (screenplay)


In a not-too-distant future, North 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. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.


Linds said...

Huh. Personally I thought there were some inconsistencies with the world building for the Hunger Games, which bothered me a lot, even if it was a quick read. But I admit I am curious to see how they bring it to screen and if the movie isn't panned, I'll probably see it.

SQT said...

I've heard other people say the same thing. Honestly I don't remember if I felt the same way when I read it-- obviously it wasn't a big factor for me. I doubt it'll matter too much in a movie since they'll probably tweak it quite a bit anyway. Like you say, I'll see it if everyone says it doesn't suck.

Elfy said...

It's looking pretty good. I hope it just doesn't come across as a toned down American remake of Battle Royale, which was a good film in it's own right that covered similar territory. It also predated The Hunger Games by quite a few years.

Sullivan McPig said...

@Elfy: As the book is pretty much a toned down remake of Battle Royal I fear the movie will be also.
Still even with all the similarities I enjoyed reading the book. Book 2 was a bit over the top for me though.

Elfy said...

@ Sullivan McPig. I kind of got a this is Battle Royale meets The Running Man feel when I read the first book. The first one was enjoyable, but she really should have stopped there. There simply wasn't enough material for a trilogy.

Budd said...

the actors are all too old. takes a lot of the bite out of the story. Muscled, toned 20 something supposedly playing 15 year olds just doesn't work. That dough must be heavy because Peeta is ripped.

Michael Offutt said...

Peeta is pretty hot but I like blonds.

Robin Sullivan said...

I'm actually reading the book now - and enjoying it quite a bit. Overall the pictures here represent pretty well what's in my mind's eye.