After being bombarded with all the endless hype over what Lionsgate is hoping will be the next Twilight, the very first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games finally debuted last night at the MTV Video Music Awards. If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, I’m not sure that this trailer will do much to answer that, but I suppose it will at least give fans something more to argue over. There has already been much debate over whether Jennifer Lawrence was the right choice to play 16-year-old protagonist Katniss Everdeen, and here she proves that she can shoot a bow and arrow. I don’t know about you but I’m sold!
Strangely, if I didn’t know the basic premise of the book I would probably just think this was a trailer for some new fantasy film or a Robin Hood spin-off. There is no sign of a post-apocalyptic world anywhere. In addition to Lawrence, the cast is a pretty eclectic one that also includes Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones and Lenny Kravitz. The Hunger Games is the first in a trilogy and it hits theatres on March 23rd; check out the teaser trailer after the jump and see what you think.