Roadshow is gearing up for the release of what the studio clearly expects to be their Twilight for 2012: The Hunger Games
Adapted from book one of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian trilogy, The Hunger Games is set in the ruins of what was once North America. The nation is split into 12 districts in which all residents are essentially prisoners unable to leave their confines.
As a form of punishment for a past uprising, the ruling Capitol forces each district to send a male and female tribute to partake in ‘games to the death’. The games are nationally televised as the tributes battle it out til only one survives.
Similar in feeling to the Twilight series (just minus the vampires), The Hunger Games is a potential teenage phenomenon waiting happen.
The midnight sessions prior to it’s release on March 22nd are reportedly selling out, and Roadshow are quick to point out their advance ticket sales are currently ahead of the original Twilight’s figures 2 weeks prior to release.
Let us hope it’s not another repeat of New Line Cinema’s The Golden Compass which bombed after they likened it to The Lord of the Rings…
The Hunger Games hits Aussie screens March 22nd.