First official The Hunger Games movie poster released, and it’s animated!

Excitement and anticipation continue to mount as Lionsgate continues production of The Hunger Games film based on the hugely popular series of books by Suzanne Collins. Today the production company released the first official Hunger Games movie poster and although it doesn’t feature any of the cast it does have the added surprise of being animated!

The poster features a burning mockingjay pin, which is a symbol of rebellion against the post-apocalyptic tyranny of the Panem government worn by main character Katniss Everdeen, played by Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone).

The Hunger Games is set to premiere March 23, 2012 but you can get your next fix of THG at the Lionsgate booth in the main hall at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con!