Lionsgate has released a new IMAX poster for director Francis Lawrence’s upcoming sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and it’s pretty fantastic. The adaptation of the second novel in author Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy centers on President Snow (Donald Sutherland) trying to crush a budding rebellion that was ignited by Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) actions in the previous film, as the 75th Hunger Games (aka Quarter Quell) finds past victors competing against each other. While IMAX posters are normally a bit more artistically ambitious than theatrical posters, this Catching Fire one is the best I’ve seen in a long while. Drawing on the work of Kris Kuksi, the one-sheet does an excellent job of capturing the socio-political themes of the story.
Hit the jump to take a look at the poster. The film also stars Josh Hutcherson, Jena Malone, Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci, Jeffrey Wright, and Amanda Plummer. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22nd in traditional theaters and IMAX.
Poster via Badass Digest. Click to enlarge.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.