Yahoo Movies has just premiered the first official piece of HUNGER GAMES art, a fiery motion poster that displays the story's signature symbol, the "mockingjay" pin worn by the lead character, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence; pictured right). There's also some music to be heard, although I'm not sure whether or not it's sampled from the Danny Elfman/T-Bone Burnett score.
The synopsis: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part 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.
Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Paula Malcolmson, Willow Shields and Wes Bentley, THE HUNGER GAMES is due to hit theaters on MARCH 23, 2012.