What separated The Hunger Games from past young adult fiction adaptations (and most of the other Hollywood blockbusters landing month after month) was the film's reality. The adventures of Katniss, Gale, and Peeta take place in a dystopian future where the government annually forces kids to battle to death, but thanks to smart direction, actors who took their physicality seriously, and production design that emphasized tangibility, the world of The Hunger Games felt tangible.
When the movie first hit theaters, the trailers and images were all about selling us on that reality. But now that The Hunger Games is on its way to the small screen, Lionsgate is finally pulling back the curtain on the production and glimpses of stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in action. The film arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand, and Digital Download on August 18 at 12:01 am (for any fans prepping their sleeping bags for the camp out line), but until then, check out six exclusive behind-the-scenes images by clicking the image or link below!
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