On November 7th, 2014, Lionsgate Entertainment, Inc., Imagine Nation, and Triangular Entertainment announced that they will be taking Suzanne Collins‘ “The Hunger Games” to a whole new viewing experience: the stage.
A 360° rotating auditorium, that is!
AMSTERDAM and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing the expansion of its global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise into new businesses, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with Dutch media company Imagine Nation and U.S. based Triangular Entertainment to bring The Hunger Games to the stage using innovative and immersive staging techniques, the companies announced today. The Hunger Games theatrical experience will launch in summer 2016 in a brand new purpose-built theater next to Wembley Stadium in London, UK.
Click below for the full press release.
Another business venture for “The Hunger Games” is “The Hunger Games: The Exhibition,” which is set to launch in the Summer before the November 20, 2015 release of “Mockingjay – Part 2″.
The state-of-the-art exhibition, which will include interactive displays of authentic costumes, props and other elements of the world of The Hunger Games, will be designed in conjunction with Thinkwell Group, one of the world’s leading theme park and location-based entertainment companies.
Click below for more on that press release from May 30, 2014 here:
Take a look at some of the incredible things Thinkwell has been involved with:
- Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter
- Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Grand Opening Event
At any rate, I know where I want to travel the next time I decide to break my bank! It’s time to start saving up every penny I have!
Now for the questions. What do you think of Lionsgate’s ventures? Do you think they are taking their Hunger Games franchise a little too over the top, or do you think this will work? Would you go to the US exhibition tour or see the live show? Weigh in below!