The teaserÂ forÂ The Hunger Games: Catching FireÂ trailer has been revealed. Like the trailers for the first Hunger Games, readers of the book will notice that they are purposely holding back on showing anything from the second half of the story, at least at this point in the campaign.
Liam Hemsworth, who plays District 12 hunter and Gale Hawthorne in the blockbuster franchise, unveiled the firstÂ “Catching Fire” trailerÂ during the MTV Movie Awards broadcast. The first look was teasedÂ earlier in April with a seven-second glimpse of the festivities.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”Â picks up afterÂ “The Hunger Games”Â left off, with Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark (Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson) celebrating their victory at the 74th annual Hunger Games and keeping up the appearance of their manufactured love affair.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Jeffrey Wright, Elizabeth Banks, Jena Malone and Sam Claflin are also starred in the film, which is directed by Frances Lawrence.
In the just released trailer, Sutherland (as President Snow) and Hoffman (as Plutarch Heavensbee) are shown discussing how Katniss’ flouting of authority could lead to a revolution. Threatens Snow: “She has to be eliminated.”
The first film in the franchise â which hit theatres last year â earned more thanÂ $686 million at the worldwide box office. “Hunger Games” became champion its opening weekend, snagging a whopping $155 million in ticket sales.
“Hunger Games” also dominatedÂ 21st annual MTV Movie Awards, securing the highest number of trophies.
âIâve wanted to hold a golden popcorn since I was 4 years old,â said Hutcherson, as he accepted the award from Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller.
âItâs insane too, because every single one of those actors I admire and I want to be, so to even be up here is blowing my mind right now.â
The owner of the award thanked âHunger Gamesâ author Suzanne Collins, director Gary Oldman, his producers like Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, Lionsgate and, of course, the fans.
âYou guys are the best fans in the world,â he gushed. âYouâre crazy and passionate and you make our job amazing.â
Besides,Â âThe Hunger Gamesâ devoured the competition at theÂ Peopleâs Choice Awards, emerging the top victor with five trophies.
Its main star, Jennifer Lawrence, picked up the trophy for favorite face of heroism for her performance in âThe Hunger Games,â and she shared the prize for favorite on-screen chemistry with her co-stars, Chris Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
Jennifer was also named favorite movie actress, an award that isnât specific to her role in âThe Hunger Games.â
âThank you for loving movies as much as I do,â Lawrence, who is likely to receive an Oscar nomination Thursday morning for âSilver Linings Playbook,â said the star as she accepted the favorite actress award.
âHunger Gamesâ is a survival drama based on the first of three novels wrote by Suzanne Collins. Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen, a teen girl who fights in a televised battle-to-the-death ordered by her societyâs rulers. Everdeen becomes a beacon of hope for freedom against the totalitarian government.