Are you ready for the first living and breathing footage of Katniss, Peeta and their friends in Gary Ross' adaptation of "The Hunger Games?"

Suzanne Collins' novels has a passionate fanbase and while every image and the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards provided the perfect opportunity to tease the March release.

Watch the sneak peek here and share your thoughts below.  Does "Hunger Games" look like it will merit the hype?

"The Hunger Games" opens nationwide on March 23, 2011.

With over a decade of experience in the movie industry, Ellwood survived working for two major studios and has written for Variety, MSN and the LA Times. A co-founder of HitFix, Ellwood spends his time relaxing hitting 3’s on the basketball court and following his beloved Clippers.