The Hunger Games The Hunger Games

It may have been brief, but at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, fans got their first glimpse at the anticipated film The Hunger Games.

"Listen to me, you're stronger than they are," Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) hears Gale (Liam Hemsworth) say in voiceover as she runs through an open forest, dodging fireballs. "Show them how good you are."

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In the first of the planned trilogy, Katniss is selected to compete in the vicious titular tournament, where 24 children must fight to the death.

Watch the teaser trailer below:

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Hunger Games is in theatres March 23.