Yes, the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is being made into a movie (You can read the news on Comingsoon.net here). I first heard about the book some time last year, when the book happened to be both mentioned by Stephenie Meyer and featured in one of Amazon Best of the Month list.
Now the first time I read the synopsis/editorial reviews on Amazon.com...I was like blah. Is that what its suppose to be about? A futuristic reality tv gladiator show featuring children. And even though I've never actually watch Battle Royale...I'm getting the Battle Royale vibe with the whole plot.
But I won't write it off yet. I have been seeing more stuff about the book on the net the last few months...its popularity is rising...so like it was for me with Twilight...maybe I'll check it out. And with a movie bound to be released ever so soon...I guess I will try to read it before I catch the movie.
Next...I wonder who the cast will be.