The Hunger Games Movie PosterIf you’ve been hungry for more footage from the movie ‘The Hunger Games,’ then look no further. Lionsgate has just released this new 1 minute TV spot which mainly focuses on the beginning part of the movie. The music heard in the spot is the song ‘Safe & Song’ by Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars.

Although there really hasn’t been much shown about the actual games in the previous theatrical trailer, we do now know there may be some graphic scenes that might not be suitable for some children. The MPAA has rated the movie PG-13 “for intense violent thematic material and disturbing images – all involving teens.”  So be forewarned parents of younger kids.

And for those who have read the book and wondered about how faithful the film will be, here’s a special message from author Suzanne Collins that was posted on the official Hunger Games Facebook page about what she thought of the movie:

Dear Readers,

I’ve just had the opportunity to see the finished film of The Hunger Games. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary pieces that enhance one another. The film opens up the world beyond Katniss’ point of view, allowing the audience access to the happenings of places like the Hunger Games control room and President Snow’s rose garden, thereby adding a new dimension to the story.

Director Gary Ross has created an adaptation that is faithful in both narrative and theme, but he’s also brought a rich and powerful vision of Panem, its brutality and excesses, to the film as well. His world building’s fantastic, whether it be the Seam or the Capitol. It’s amazing to see things that are suggested in the book fully developed and so brilliantly realized through the artistry of the designers.

And, my God, the actors. The cast, led by the extraordinary Jennifer Lawrence, is absolutely wonderful across the board. It’s such a pleasure to see how they’ve embodied the characters and brought them to life.

So I’d like to sincerely thank all the many people who devoted their time and talents to the film, especially producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik, and the excellent teams at Color Force, Larger Than Life, and Lionsgate.

I hope you enjoy the film!
Suzanne Collins

Check out the latest TV spot below and let me know how excited you are to see ‘The Hunger Games!’

‘The Hunger Games’ TV Spot:

‘The Hunger Games’ will premiere on March 23, 2012 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, and Lenny Kravitz.