The Hunger Games releases next Friday worldwide and I've got a pretty good feeling that the movie will do well. After Harry Potter and Twilight, it's pegged to be the next big series to follow, but this will actually appeal to adults as well and not just teenage girls. Suzanne Collins has written a fantastic gripping trilogy about a dystopian future in which children are randomly chosen to fight to their death while the rest of society watches on like a reality show. It's disturbing but incredibly well-written that you can't help but root for the main characters Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mallark as they struggle to maintain their true self and stay alive.
|Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson, author Suzanne Collins and director Gary Ross
|Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth
The world premiere were held in L.A. and London and judging by the cast and fan reactions, I'd say we have a new fan franchise on hand. The sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire is already being adapted for the screen by Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) and will be directed by Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasantville) too. I can't wait to see how it all unfolds on the big screen next week. I've tried to limit myself not to spoil too much of the actual clips and TV spots that are being released but I couldn't help but peek at the clip below where Peeta (a character I have a soft spot) gets his TV interview time with Caesar Flickman (Stanley Tucci). Take a look!