Panem today, Panem tomorrow, Panem Forever.
Anticipation for the Mockingjay gets even higher with the release of the 1st teaser trailer.
The Hungergames: Mockingjay is the third film installment in the blockbuster series from Lionsgate ($1.5 billion worldwide for the 1st two films)
Jennifer Lawrence reprises the role of Katniss. Also returning for the sequel are Josh Hutcherson,Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland,Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci, Elizabeth Banks and Sam Claflin.
Additional casts include Natalie Dormet as Cressida, Stef Dawson as Annie Cresta and Julianne Moore as President Coin.
Rather than a simple movie trailers and posters, the latest Hunger Games entry is releasing propaganda for the film’s fictional dictatorship, Panem. The latest trailer shows President Snow (Donald Sutherland) dressed all in white standing next to Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) against an all-white background.
It’s not an ad for the film directly, but rather a message to all the districts in Panem explaining the benefits of a peaceful relationship with the Capitol—and the risks of rebellion. Creepy isn’t it?
These posters are cool—unassuming, detailed, attractive enough—to spread online. There’s a whole bunch of the posters, as well, making it more likely for bloggers like myself to sift through each of them.
The Hunger Games films have, thus far, cleverly intersected narrative and advertising to create marketing materials in the form of propaganda campaigns for the world within it. That concept extends to the next film’s first teaser trailer, which isn’t a trailer at all—it’s a Capital TV broadcast of a Panem Address from President Snow (Donald Sutherland), in which a message of hope and unity (complete with on-screen buzzwords like “Prosperity” and “Unity”) is accompanied by sinister, veiled threats. Check this video:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 is out November 21.