MTV announced today that the 2013 MTV Movie Awards will exclusively debut the never-before-seen official teaser trailer for the second installment of the Hunger Games film franchise, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, live Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The film’s star Liam Hemsworth will officially give the world its first glimpse of the film. The teaser trailer will then be available online at thehungergamesexplorer.com after it airs on television. The debut marks the first footage released of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ahead of its November 22 theatrical release date.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson). 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. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has sold more than 50 million print copies in the U.S. alone.
The 2013 MTV Movie Awards will serve as the official kick off to the summer blockbuster season with rising superstar and host Rebel Wilson set to go off and deliver the show's trademark irreverent celebration of the movies, actors and music that audiences love. Wilson will be joined by MTV’s inaugural “Comedic Genius Award” recipient Will Ferrell, who is nominated for “Best On-Screen Duo” with Zach Galifianakis for The Campaign, “Trailblazer Award” recipient Emma Watson who is nominated in three categories including “Best Female Performance,” “Best Kiss” and “Best Musical Moment” for her role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and a special musical performance by Selena Gomez. Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date.
Fans can head to movieawards.mtv.com through Saturday, April 13 to vote. As in previous years, the category of “Movie of the Year” will remain an ongoing battle throughout the 22nd annual 2013 MTV Movie Awards telecast. Additional presenters, performers and special award recipients will be announced at a later date.