January 20, 2012 06:05:02 GMT
In addition to the brand new image, the highly anticipated novel-adapted movie also releases its final poster that features a close-up shot of Katniss getting ready to unleash her arrow.
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are dressed to impress in the new still of "The Hunger Games". Obtained by Entertainment Weekly, the picture sees the two lead characters in the much awaited movie being prepared by their designer Cinna before they enter the opening ceremony at the main Capitol arena.
As described in the Suzanne Collins book, Cinna aims to make Katniss and Peeta's introduction as impressive as possible. He then creates the flaming flourish costumes for the two Tributes from District 12. Of the scene shown in the new still, director Gary Ross explained, "This one of those moments where Cinna's character syncs up with the creativity of our costume designer Judianna Makovsky."
"What Cinna was trying to do was create something that came out of District 12, out of a coal mining world, with a fresh, bold look to it," he added. "So Judianna went to this wonderful black reflective material that glistened like coal or graphite and would obviously work well in the Tribut parade where Katniss becomes the 'Girl on Fire'."
In addition to the fresh still, a final poster for "The Hunger Games" has just been revealed. The one-sheet highlights Katniss in a close-up shot. She is seen getting ready to unleash her arrow.
In "The Hunger Games", Katniss replaces her little sister Prim in a fight-to-the-death annual event sponsored by the Panem government. Pitted against highly-trained competitors who have prepared for these games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy to survive in the game.
The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, Lenny Kravitz as Cinna, Woody Harrelson as Haymitch, Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket, and Willow Shields as Prim. It is due to arrive in theaters across the U.S. on March 23.