Here’s the first official theatrical trailer for director Gary Ross’s big-screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling sci-fi book, The Hunger Games. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen. Also making appearances are Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz, and Donald Sutherland.
The odds are in the audience’s favor March 23. The cast seems spot on and I’m particularly excited to see what Harrelson does with the character of Haymitch. As someone who enjoyed the first book and grew a bit bored with each subsequent one on the trilogy, I was hoping for something dirtier. Or something that feels more lived in.
I don’t know. It looks right. It feels right. But it also doesn’t quite feel like this universe has that “lived in” quality that the best science fiction movies all have. [via toplessrobot]