Tuesday, March 6, 2012

AUSTRALIAN FANS HUNGRY FOR RELEASE


HAVING READ THE BOOKS I CANT WAIT EITHER







          Tickets for the highly anticipated THE HUNGER GAMES are selling strongly two weeks out from the adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ first book in her dystopian trilogy hitting the big screen.
          Eager fans have snapped up tickets to midnight sessions at all major cinema chains across Australia, which will take place hours before the film is officially released on March 22.  With many sessions already sold out, exhibitors are continuing to add more sessions in response to customer demand.
          Gino Munari, Village Cinemas General Manager – Programming, said: “Early ticket sales across the Village circuit leaves me with no doubt that The Hunger Games is fast shaping-up as one of the hottest films of the year. In fact, at the same stage, sales are tracking ahead of the original Twilight.”
          Chris McGlinn, Director of Marketing at Event Cinemas added: “We are thrilled with the strong early ticket sales for the first sessions of The Hunger Games in all of our major locations.  We will have sell-out midnight and opening weekend sessions around the country, especially in Vmax and Gold Class.”


About The Hunger Games

          Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its 12 districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games.  A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
          Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers in her younger sister’s place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) when she’s pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives.  If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
          Directed by Gary Ross, The Hunger Games also stars Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Donald Sutherland and Wes Bentley.
          The Hunger Games is yet to be rated and will release in Australian cinemas nationally on March 22.  We are attending the preview on the 21st March. So look for our review. 

          Are you planning to see the HUNGER GAMES?