This is ridiculous: MTV just put out a promo not for the VMAs in their entirety, but just to remind people that they’ll be broadcasting the Hunger Games teaser trailer on Sunday. And if you look really close, you can see one second from the movie. (Spoiler: It’s got Jennifer Lawrence, not Liam Hemsworth or Josh Hutcherson.)
What we see is Katniss (Jennifer) looking disheveled and panicked as what sounds like a plane passes overhead and briefly shines a light on her. This could be from several points in the book:
- Katniss’ memory of how she knows the Avox girl: When she and Gale were hunting once, they came upon two kids who had escaped from another district.
- In the Arena: Watching a Capitol hovercraft scoop up the latest corpse to whisk away.
- Near the end of the movie, but I won’t give that away for anyone who hasn’t read the books.
From the clothing — the outfit we’ve seen Jennifer wearing in all of the publicity shots — she’s either in the woods near District 12 or already in the Arena. It’s cool that they already have some of the action sequences put together, since that really is the heart of the book.
Check back in on Sunday, when we’ll be live-tweeting the VMAs as well as posting the teaser in its entirety!