Hier nach dem Teaser im Sommer der erste richtige Trailer zu Hunger Games, der amerikanisierten Variante von Battle Royale. Mir sieht das nach wie vor zu glattgebügelt aus, könnte aber wie bei Starship Troopers auch Absicht sein, obwohl ich das einem Regisseur wie Gary Ross nicht zutraue, der Mann hat immerhin Lassie und Seabiscuit verbrochen. Hier der Plot:
The Hunger Games takes place in an unidentified future time period after the destruction of North America, in a nation known as Panem. Panem consists of a wealthy Capitol and twelve surrounding, poorer districts. District 12, where the book begins, is located in the coal-rich region that was formerly Appalachia.
As punishment for a previous rebellion against the Capitol, every year, one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 from each district are selected by lottery and forced to participate in the Hunger Games, a televised event in which the participants, or „tributes,“ must fight to the death in a dangerous, outdoor arena, controlled by the Capitol, until only one remains. The story follows fatherless 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, a girl from District 12, who volunteers for the 74th Games in place of her younger sister, Primrose. Also participating from District 12 is Peeta Mellark, a boy whom Katniss knows from school and who once gave her bread when her family was starving.