Lionsgate has announced that they intend to break math and release four films based on the trilogy of The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins. “The Hunger Games” stories revolve around a futuristic dystopian society wherein the oppressive fascist government forces the sub-states under its control to offer up each a boy and a girl, and then force this collection of youth to fight each other to the death in a brutal and widely broadcast series of “games”.
The first film is well underway, casting Jennifer Lawrence in the much coveted role of Katniss Everdeen, with Gary Ross directing. Renowned actor Donald Sutherland has also been attached to the project as President Snow.
The first film of this new series, The Hunger Games, is planned to hit theaters on March 23 in 2012. (Source)