Watch the first ever footage from the Hunger Games movie adaptation right now. A teaser trailer for the movie adaptation of Suzanne Collins' insanely popular novels was released at the MTV Music Awards tonight, and here it is. Update: Now in HD.
If you've read the novels, you can tell that this is a fairly important scene inside the arena where the powers that be decide to corral the tributes (child sacrifices forced to fight to the death for the rest of the world's entertainment) into one area. In this case, they use fire to herd everybody together. And as you can see main character Katniss Everdeen is having a bit of trouble with it. Let's hope they work on the artificial CG fire a bit more in post.
As first glimpses go, this is kind of meh — but to be fair, it's only a teaser trailer. And if you keep listening you can hear a whistle at the very end of the video. Is this the mockingjay song? We certainly hope so. Hunger Games will be in theaters March 23rd, 2012.