Two New Dystopian Teen Movie Trailers

A new trailer for Catching Fire has been released online (if you’re trying to keep track, this is the third, the “Official international Trailer.” It follows the first, shown at the MTV Movie Awards in April and the second, shown at Comic-Con last month, which is not much different from this one). The last two trailers both emphasize the SF elements of the story, while the first focused on the politics of the Hunger Games. The film debuts on Nov. 22.

9780553376050Meanwhile, the trailer for another dystopian teen movie, one that is more frightening because it is set in the near future and seems all too plausible, How I Live Now, has also been released.

It is based on a Meg Rosoff’s debut novel (RH/Wendy Lamb), a Printz Award winner, published in 2004, before the term “YA dystopian novel” was common. The film is directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King Of Scotland) and stars Soairse Ronan as Daisy, an American teenager who’s sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside just before World War III breaks out.

The film will be released in the UK on October 4; the US release date has yet been set, but it is expected in the fall.

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