So I actually just finished reading the last book in the series and I thought they were great, and at first I was excited to hear a movie was being made for the first book...but after thinking about it I realized how terrifying that is.
Without spoiling too much...there is a decent part of the series that revolves around a kind of love triangle. And that is what scares me...that the people who are making this movie is going to look at a movie like Twilight and say "oh, ok let's just focus on the love triangle that is by far the least interesting part in the series because that Twilight movie made like a bazillion dollars".
There is soooo much more to these books that then that shallow "teen soap opera" nonsense. The world that Collins created is pretty incredible.
On a side note the casting of Donald Sutherland and FRIGGIN WOODY HARELSON are two of the best fits in their respective roles I could possible imagine.