Last August we got our first official look at THE HUNGER GAMES directed by Gary Ross (SEABISCUIT, PLEASANTVILLE) and starring Jennifer Lawrence (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, WINTER’S BONE). You can check out that teaser along with movie details and the official synopsis HERE.

Today we get an exciting new (and much longer) trailer that really gives us a feel for what this movie is all about. I must say that this new trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES is one of the better trailers I have seen in the past few months. I may be a bit bias because I am currently reading (and almost done with) the final book in The Hunger Games Trilogy written by Suzanne Collins. The books are fun quick reads that I would highly recommend to readers out there even though its premise is a lot like an extremely toned down version of BATTLE ROYALE. Comparisons aside, it is a fun series and it appears like this movie will match the awesomeness of the books if not make it cooler.

The cast is spot on, the story is engaging and fun, and this trailer has some cool energy about it. THE HUNGER GAMES is high atop my list of most anticipated movies of 2012.

THE HUNGER GAMES will be released March 23rd 2012.