How do you ensure that your movie trailer has the greatest impact possible? You unveil it during a sporting event – which is exactly what Lionsgate did, as they debuted the final trailer for their highly anticipated The Hunger Games: Catching Fire during the World Series.
Directed by Francis Lawrence (Constantine, I Am Legend, Water For Elephants), and based on author Suzanne Collins’ sequel, Catching Fire, the second of The Hunger Games trilogy sees Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) return from the 74th Hunger Games as heroes. Their euphoria is short-lived, however, as they are forced to head back into the arena for a special edition of the games.
This final trailer reveals in greater detail the combination of stunning visual effects and powerhouse performances, which make this film a very exciting prospect indeed. We are left with no doubt that Catching Fire will take things to a whole new level, as the proclamation that ‘hope is stronger than fear’ is juxtaposed with a menacing voiceover from Sutherland’s President Snow stating simply, “They were games. Would you like to be in a real war?”
Returning alongside the two leads are Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson and Stanley Tucci. This time however, they are joined by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone and Jeffrey Wright – rounding out one of the more intimidating cast lists of the year.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to be released on November 22nd, 2013. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments.