February 3rd, 2012
03:34 PM ET
The countdown is on for "The Hunger Games" (48 more days to go!) and a new trailer has arrived.
It's only a minute and a few seconds long, but the intensity of the scenes used is enough to make even those who haven't read the books raise a brow of interest.
As with the first theatrical trailer, we see Katniss Everdeen, the 16-year-old heroine of Suzanne Collins' novels, volunteer to take her younger sister Primrose's place in the televised battles teens are forced into in this dystopian tale.
This time around, we also see a hint more of Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence's performance as Katniss, as she has a difficult exchange with her childhood friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and heads to the Capitol.
She also encounters characters like Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) and her competitor/love interest, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson).
"The Hunger Games" will be released on March 23.
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