New Years Treat for Hunger Games fans! Lots of new pictures!

The making-the-teens-drool “Hunger Games” movie begins it’s battle with the box office in March, and though Lionsgate have released a teaser, trailer and several pics from the film there’s still much left to see (well, I’d imagine so).  Seems the seal may have been ripped off the box a little with the studio releasing today over half-a-dozen new stills and behind-the-scenes pic from Gary Ross’s movie.

Never read the book but having seen some of Ross’s previous movies, like “Pleasantville” and “SeaBiscuit” (both starring Tobey Maguire) and also the wonderful “Big” (which he wrote), I’d say this film’s got a good shot at being something very decent.

For those who’ve been living with Santa Claus the past year…

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.