We’ve been shown trailers and images from The Hunger Games and the latest sneak peek to be released is a clip showing one of the most important moments of the film.
This film, which many are saying is similar to the cult Japanese film Battle Royale, has been given a PG-13 rating in the US because of the level of violent material. This clip shows Katniss’ Everdeen’s aim is scarily accurate but thankfully the only thing to be harmed is an apple.
“In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.”
The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross, is adapted from the first of Suzanne Collins’ trilogy and stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. The cast includes Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Isabelle Fuhrman, Willow Shields, Lenny Kravitz, Amandla Stenberg and Wes Bentley.
The Hunger Games will hit the cinemas on 23rd March and if you’ve only just come across the story you can catch up on our coverage here.