Often times for a high-profile movie like The Hunger Games, directors have to pitch themselves to be hired. Often times, these "pitch trailers" are comprised of footage from other films as well as original footage, in order to represent to the producers the director's vision for the film.
Director Kevin Tancharoen was up for the job that eventually went to Gary Ross. Tancharoen has now released his pitch trailer, which offers a darker, more sci-fi take on the Suzanne Collins novel. Take a look:
At the end of the trailer, Tancharoen gives a few casting pitches: Zac Efron (The Lucky One) as Peeta, Jude Law as Cinna, Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) as President Snow, Willow Smith as Rue, and Kaya Scodelario as Katniss.
What do you think? Would you have liked to see Tancharoen's Hunger Games realized? Or is Gary Ross' Hunger Games cast and film perfect just the way it is? Let us know in the comments section!