Those cunning folk over at Lionsgate have kept Katniss’s loyal devotees hanging by a thread all week with the prospect of brand new footage from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. It’s expected, as this type of carrot-dangling is in line with all of the latest marketing campaigns. After all, we’ve already seen teaser trailers, the full trailer, one sheets and character posters. Heck, the other day I even saw a cloud in the shape of Donald Sutherland. I’m not quite sure how they managed that feat of genius, but nevertheless, it stoked my curiosity and now luckily we’ve got a whole minute of new footage to enjoy courtesy of The Hunger Games Twitter.
— Mockingjay – Part 1 (@TheHungerGames) October 15, 2014
Mockingjay – Part 1 will serve as the first film in a two part ending chapter, picking up where Catching Fire left off. This time around, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) spreads her wings as she attempts to restore some semblance of order to the utter chaos that is Panem. This little trailer-clip follows a wordless Katniss as she meanders through a ruined District 12, all the while a haunting coda repeats over and over. It’s pretty bleak to be honest, which ought to be a good indication that maybe we’ll be in line for a grittier, darker sequel.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soars into theatres on November 21st.
The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. Lionsgate presents, a Color Force / Lionsgate production, a Francis Lawrence film.