THE HUNGER GAMES Release Date Announced
THE HUNGER GAMES may not have a Katniss yet, but it does have a release date. Heat Vision reports Lionsgate will send the highly-anticipated film into theaters on March 23, 2012.
Gary Ross is directing the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ wildly popular young adult thriller, which is the first book of a post-apocalyptic trilogy following teen Katniss Everdeen as she fights to survive a horrific competition where 24 youths are forced to fight to the death on national television.
As of now, no other major films are scheduled for release the weekend of March 23-25, 2012, and that timing should allow Lionsgate to capitalize on both spring break and Easter, which falls on April 8 next year. Though the film’s target audience will be teenagers, it is expected that the film–like the books before it–will also be popular with adults.
There have been no casting announcements, but Ross plans to start production on The Hunger Games either this spring or early this summer.