Coming off his recent WZRD release, now alt-rocker Kid Cudi has put out a new track that’s featured on the soundtrack for the movie The Hunger Games. Collaborating on a movie soundtrack isn’t new for Cudi; over the summer he teamed with director Craig Gillespie to produce a song for the Colin Ferrel vampire flick Fright Night. The new track is called “The Ruler and the Killer” and it gives off an eerie vibe and features guitar riffs that are in line with his WZRD effort. Listen to the track below, then download it at iTunes. And if you’re interested in learning more about how the track came about, click here to read an interview with the soundtrack’s producer Greg Wells.
For those of you who read the books, this should get you amped. Lionsgate has released the first full-length trailer for The Hunger Games, the first of three movies based on the novel trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Willow Shields, Elizabeth Banks, and Lenny Kravitz star as Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, Gale Hawthorne, Haymitch Abernathy, Primrose Everdeen, Effie Trinket, and Cinna, respectively. Though I haven’t read the books, and the trailer is well made and energetic enough to make me want to visit a theatre and introduce myself to the story. I can only imagine what readers of the franchise feel after watching this; I’ve heard it can induce tears of joy and sheer anticipation. If you’ve read the books share your initial reactions in the comment section below. The Hunger Games releases March 23, 2011.