'Hunger Games' inspires travelling exhibit and theme park

Before opening a potential theme park based on

Before opening a potential theme park based on "The Hunger Games," Lionsgate will launch a traveling exhibit based on the movie in 2015. (Lionsgate. All Rights Reserved.)

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Before opening a potential theme park devoted to its popular "Hunger Games" franchise, Lionsgate plans to launch a travelling exhibit on the movie in 2015, the Hollywood Reporter reveals.

Lionsgate is striking while the iron is hot, hoping to cash in on the popularity of its star franchise in new ways. The studio announced that it has hired theme park creator Thinkwell Group to develop a travelling exhibit based on "The Hunger Games."

"As a first step, we've already designed a state-of-the-art travelling museum involving costumes, props and other elements of the Hunger Games world that will begin touring the US next summer," said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer on a conference call quoted by the Hollywood Reporter. 

First mentioned last year, plans for a theme park based on the franchise are still on the table, although the studio has yet to choose a location.

After making its way from the page to the silver screen, the "Hunger Games" story seems poised to invade even more areas of popular culture. The franchise has already inspired a reality TV show, "Capture," which aired in the US from July to September 2013. Twelve pairs of contestants were released into a hostile wilderness without water, food or shelter to test their endurance and their capacity for survival.

Ahead of the exhibit, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" will bow in the US on November 21, 2014. "Mockingjay - Part 2" will conclude the series the following year, arriving in theaters on November 20, 2015.


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