Announced! The release date is March 23, 2012. Aren't we excited?! No cast has been announced yet (sadly) but this is what the article on Ology has to say:
"Gary Ross, who directed Pleasantville and Seabiscuit, will helm The Hunger Games; the project is expected to begin shooting in late spring or summer.
Collins followed up Games' success in 2008 with two sequels, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. No word yet on when we can expect those movies, but considering the fanbase for Hunger Games, we bet it'll be another trilogy a la the Twilight movies. In fact, Lionsgate has hired The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn casting director Debra Zane to choose the perfect actors to portray Katniss, Peeta, and the members of the other districts."
So what do you think about everything? Do you think it's wise to have the director from Breaking Dawn do the casting? I think The Hunger Games has the potential to kick the Twilight franchise on it's butt, but well see what happens.