The Hunger Games Debuts Fiery Mockingjay Pin Motion Poster

If you haven't read Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games books yet, the blazing new motion poster Lionsgate debuted today for the 2012 Hunger Games film won't make much sense. Suffice to say, once you begin reading the novels, the sight of a flaming gold bird-shaped pin will stir your senses into action, the symbol of rebellion and of the series' young heroine, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence).

Yahoo! has the exclusive first poster for The Hunger Games, which depicts the iconic mockingjay pin that Katniss wears throughout the titular battle royale. A folk symbol of rebellion in the Hunger Games' dystopian world, this is the single image that unites the people of Panem as they watch Katniss shake up the establishment.

Below, see the motion poster in all its crackling, flaming glory. It's kind of like watching the Yule log, only more epic.

Also: An official website has launched with a handy embeddable countdown clock -- only 248 days to go!

The Hunger Games is now filming for a March 23, 2012 release.

· 'The Hunger Games' Exclusive Motion Poster Revealed [Yahoo!]