More images from The Hunger Games have gone online. As you can see, one of the images shows Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteering to take her sister’s place as a tribute for the deadly Hunger Games. You can also see that director Gary Ross and his make-up artists fearlessly used the books as their bible for the garish looks of Capitol citizens like Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks). If you were wondering how to make Banks lose all of her sex appeal, you now have your answer.
I was underwhelmed by the new trailer, but I’m still eager to see more of what the movie has to offer, and I applaud Lionsgate for not taking the easy route by making the movie look like the next Twilight. Hit the jump to check out the new images. The film also stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz, and Donald Sutherland.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Hunger Games:
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.