“Catching Fire,” the second film in the “Hunger Games” series will not be released until Nov. 22, 2013. So how can excitement remain high over the next year? If the new motion poster released by Lionsgate is any hint, that won’t be a problem.

The new film will bring back the stars of “The Hunger Games” for another round of death and dystopian destruction. Like the book on which it is based, “Catching Fire” should tell the story of the year following [SPOILER ALERT!] Katiniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta’s (Josh Hutcherson) win of the 74th Hunger Games. The champions get to go back home, but nothing is quite the same. Then, a new danger threatens to turn their triumph into an even bigger tragedy.

The motion poster does not exactly give away any of the plot for the film. Instead, it just shows Katniss’ mockingjay pin as it bursts into rather dramatic flames. Then it keeps burning. For awhile.

Lionsgate Pictures expects to follow “Catching Fire” with two more sequels, both based on the final book in the series, “Mockingjay.”

Posted by:Laurel Brown