VIDEO: Kevin Tancharoen’s ‘The Hunger Games’ Pitch Trailer
You’ve all seen fan-made trailers on YouTube cut to look like movie trailers using clips from other movies, right? Well, according to an article on Slashfilm, that’s precisely how some actual Hollywood directors go into meetings and pitch their movies.
Years ago, Fame and Mortal Kombat: Rebirth director Kevin Tancharoen went in and pitched his take on Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. The film eventually went to Gary Ross and became a $400m+ success. I came across this video and Tancharoen has graciously allowed us to share it. Watch it now after the break. I also had an opportunity to chat briefly with Tancharoen about the process of pitching movies, how that process has changed, and the emergence of these mash-up trailer pitch reels, and that interview follows the video.
What do you all think? It’s definitely got a very different tone and I did like the feel of his futuristic Capitol better than the historical one Gary put forth, but in the end it seems like we might have ended up with a B sci-fi movie too.