Earlier this week we got to see a new photo from the upcoming big screen adaptation of The Hunger Games which features protagonist Katniss Everdeen and her handlers Haymitch Abernathy and Effie Trinket. Today, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly magazine, we get to check out an AMAZING new photo of Katniss and her District 12 partner Peeta Mellark. As you Hunger Games fans will recognize below, this new photo was taken in the moment right before Katniss and Peeta make their FIERY debut in their special outfits created by their stylist Cinna. You gotta check out this photo now!
Everyone who has read Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games has a specific mental image of what this world and its characters should look like, especially certain crucial scenes like the opening ceremonies of the Games. Well, bravo, Gary Ross and company. In this exclusive photo from the moments just before their introduction, Cinna (Lenny Kravitz) readies a final flaming flourish to Peeta and Katniss’s black costumes. “This is one of those moments where Cinna’s character syncs up with the creativity of our costume designer Judianna Makovsky,” says Ross. (Makovsky earned Oscar nominations for her work on Ross’ previous movies Pleasantville and Seabiscuit.) “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. So Judianna went to this wonderful black reflective material that glistened like coal or graphite and would obviously work well in the Tribute parade where Katniss becomes the Girl on Fire.”
OMG … this is fantastic! One of the things I remember most vividly from my reading of The Hunger Games was this particular moment in the story. Katniss and Peeta are clothed in flame and fire in such a spectacular display of beauty that their lowly District 12 characters become bona fide stars of The Hunger Games. In my mind, I had this image of leaping flame dancing around Katniss and Peeta as they made their stadium entrance … I am DYING to see how this comes to life on the big screen. I suspect that special effects will play a role in this pivotal scene but this photo of the moment just before is just TOO MUCH … what a TEASE!!! You can see Cinna holding a flame in the right part of the photo, ready to light up the outfits. I truly hope the moment will make the movie-going audience gasp aloud … just like the audience in the story does. I love this photo so much. I WANNA SEE MORE!!!