If you read The Hunger Games – a story in which gruesome fights to the death are televised and nobody is truly safe – and thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could pay to really experience this,” it’s your lucky day!
Lionsgate Entertainment is moving forward with plans to create any number of attractions based on the popular franchise, and a Hunger Games theme park is very much within the scope of those schemes – so start training now.
Lionsgate CEO John Feltheimer first addressed the idea in 2013 just before the release of Catching Fire. “We have been approached in two different territories about potential theme park opportunities,” Feltheimer said. “We are excited about those opportunities and are pursuing them.”
Now, the first buds of those ideas are coming to legitimate fruition.
The studio has announced its collaboration with theme-park masterminds Thinkwell Group to create a touring Hunger Games exhibition that will set up in established museums and buildings all over the US. “As a first step, we’ve already designed a state-of-the-art traveling museum involving costumes, props and other elements of the Hunger Games world,” says Feltheimer of the project.
The Hunger Games: The Exhibition is set to debut in summer 2015.
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