Even while this NerdBastard was reading Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, I was thinking about how much this story would kick ass on the big screen. When stories started to trickle out about the production and then continued to trickle out bits and pieces here and there of casting, costuming, and locations, I thought, “Damn, can we get more than a one second clip?” The fan made shorts were all that got me through that period let me tell you.
Now with production and shooting well under way we’re still getting teased and fed crumbs much like these stills released this week. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing this stuff, I just want more than this painfully slow trickle.
It is nice to have some crystal-clear images of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Rue (Amandla Stenberg), and others. Check out the gallery below. Anything jump out at you? It is our first look at Rue in costume I believe.
Head over to Collider for the super high-res versions of some of these images.
The Hunger Games opens March 23, 2012.
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. THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 16 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.