With a full trailer, a successful viral marketing event last week, and many excited fans, you would think that Lionsgate would have The Hunger Games in the bag, ready for release in a few months. Really, the marketing is just continuing through the winter. Now, a leaked image has hit the web that showcases the main heroine and hero in the training room before the titular games beginning.
The image was leaked from Total Film’s February 2012 issue (click to enlarge):
Nothing too special, but it does expose the setting we saw a few times in the full length trailer awhile back, and it also give us a different angle into the conversation we saw in the same video.
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.
The Hunger Games hits theaters on March 23rd, 2012.