First Look At The Official ‘The Hunger Games’ Movie Teaser Poster! via Hollywood Life

Fans have fallen in love with The Hunger Games and are dying to see their favorite story come to life. The first official movie poster was revealed at the International Licensing Expo. and features the classic Mockingjay pin and Effie’s famous line “May the odds be ever in your favor.”

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Jennifer Lawrence may have recorded song for ‘The Hunger Games’ movie via Examiner

When you hear reports that Jennifer Lawrence was brought in “to sing a haunting song” that’s allegedly for The Hunger Games, fans immediately think of one thing: Rue’s lullaby.

According to Echo Mountain Recording, T. Bone Burnett is the music supervisor for The Hunger Games, and he recently flew in to North Carolina to work on some of the music for the movie. One of the songs he worked on, Echo Mountain Recording says, was a “haunting song” in which he brought in Jennifer Lawrence to sing.

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Will ‘The Hunger Games’ be at San Diego Comic Con? Lionsgate responds via Examiner

As the dates for San Diego Comic Con 2011 inch closer and closer, fans of The Hunger Games are becoming more and more eager to find out if the convention will include any details or sneak peeks at The Hunger Games movie.

“Our Comic Con plans aren’t locked yet,” Lionsgate tells The Hunger Games Examiner. “But we will be sure to keep everyone posted.”

Besides the potential of The Hunger Games, Lionsgate has a lot of upcoming films that would be a good fit for Comic Con, held July 21-24 this year, such as the remake of Conan the Barbarian and Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner.

Filming on The Hunger Games only began in late May, so it seems unlikely that Lionsgate will already have something ready to share at Comic Con in July — but many fans are optimistic.

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Archery: Inherently Cool or Irresponsibly Dangerous? via Wired

As an archery instructor (and co-director of the youth program at my local range), I am often asked about archery safety, usually by parents whose children have expressed interest in the sport. Whenever a movie comes out featuring archery, we get a wave of young people eager to be the next Legolas. Avatar was very good for the club (in fact the actors were trained at our range!), and the now-filming adaptation of the Hunger Games series promises to bring a lot of attention to the sport.

So how safe is archery?

Absurdly safe. Safe enough that most ranges have never had a serious accident or injury. According to the National Safety Council’s statistics, archery is more than three times safer than golf. For every 2,000 people that participate in the sport, fewer than one will be injured. For golf, it’s about 1 in 625. About 94% of archery injuries will be caused by hunters cutting themselves with their razor-sharp hunting arrowheads, which are not permitted at most recreational archery ranges.

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I love that they used “May the Odds…” as the tagline. I can’t imagine anything else working as well. I hope there is something at Comic Con, even if it’s just a quick clip (since it seems like they’re done with the reaping scene) and a panel. Comic Con starts in 36 days, so it won’t be anything huge, but there really should be something since there won’t be another one before the movie releases. I kind of hope archery does become more popular as the movie approaches. I don’t think people realize how much strength it takes to use a bow and arrow properly, and it will give them some perspective (and respect) for Katniss.

What do you think of the poster and tagline? Do you think the song is Rue’s lullaby? What other music would be good for the soundtrack? Would you be interested in learning archery?