Following yesterday’s exciting motion poster for The Hunger Games, Lionsgate has now released a boring old non-moving teaser poster for the film. In the past 24 hours, I’ve become so jaded that if a poster doesn’t show the movie’s featured symbol bursting into flames, then I don’t see the point. But I suppose this will have to do and if you swing by various theater chains this weekend (it seems like all of the majors except for Regal), you’ll be able to pick up a mini-version for yourself. If they have them here at Comic-Con, I’ll begrudgingly shove people out of the way so I can get one.
Hit the jump to check out the poster. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, and Woody Harrelson. The Hunger Games opens March 23, 2011.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Hunger Games:
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.
THE HUNGER GAMES will be directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Collins’ best-selling novel, which has over 3 million copies in print in the United States alone, is the first in a trilogy of novels which have developed a global following.