With the ‘Harry Potter‘ films wrapped up and the ‘Twilight’ series coming to a close, all eyes are on the next young adult sensation to hit the big screen: Suzanne Collins’ ‘The Hunger Games.’ The first teaser trailer for the hotly anticipated film adaptation premiered at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night, introduced by Jennifer Lawrence, who portrays ‘Games’ heroine Katniss Everdeen. 

The teaser shows little; just a minute of Katniss dodging falling trees and balls of fire in the “arena,” the secluded spot where the Hunger Games — a sadistic event in which teens of the future fight to the death on live TV — take place. The teaser gives nary a glimpse of the trilogy’s other characters, but does feature a voice over from Katniss’ childhood pal (and love interest) Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth).

Watch ‘The Hunger Games’ teaser trailer below:

[MTV]