As the press for parody duo Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer’s “The Starving Games” points out, you knew this was coming. And so here it is, the trailer and poster (and some stills) for their upcoming “Hunger Games” parody, “The Starving Games”. Unlike their previous efforts, though, the film will be going mostly straight to VOD with some limited theatrical releases.
You know how comedies are supposed to put all, or most of their funniest gags in the trailer to pull in the audience? Well, if these are all of the movie’s funniest gags, they’re kind of in trouble. The Avengers cameo, for instance, wow, that’s kind of painful.
Set in the most depressing corner of a post-apocalyptic future, our hero Kantmiss Evershot (Maiara Walsh) volunteers to take her manipulative younger sister’s place in the 75th annual “Starving Games.” In doing so, she must leave behind her smoldering just-a-friend Dale (Brant Daugherty) and team up with the geeky baker’s son Peter Malarkey (Cody Allen Christian) in a fight for her life. But wait, there’s more! She could also win an old ham, a coupon for a footlong sub at a six-inch price, and a partially-eaten pickle!
Starring Maiara Walsh, Cody Allen Christian, Brant Daugherty, Ross Wyngaarden, Dean West and Diedrich Bader.
Opening in select cities, VOD and Digital Download this November 8, 2013.