Lionsgate released the final “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” trailer Sunday during the tense Game 4 of the World Series, and the studio finally gave fans a good look at the eagerly awaited sequel’s tense action scenes.
“Catching Fire” is due out Nov. 22, and this trailer has really amped up the anticipation level for me.
The follow-up to the 2012 blockbuster stars Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Stanley Tucci and Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman. Based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling young-adult dystopian book series, “The Hunger Games” saga takes place in a bleak, not-too-distant future in which North American society has collapsed and been replaced by Panem, in which every year two teenagers from each of the country’s 12 districts are summoned to the corrupt Capitol to participate in the deadly Hunger Games, a spectacle televised throughout the land.
After winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games in the initial film, “Catching Fire” picks up as Katniss (Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Hutcherson) embark on their Victory Tour and realize they’ve become a symbol of hope and potential rebellion to the Panem population. Back at the Capitol, President Snow (Sutherland) and Head Gamekeeper Plutarch Heavesbee (Hoffman) plot to eliminate them.