The Hunger Games movie franchise is ending soon, but Lionsgate isn't planning on letting fans go! With that said, news has just broke out today that one of the steps in keeping fans interested is...a stage production! No, we are not kidding. Lionsgate is teaming up 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 Hunger Games theatrical experience is scheduled to launch in summer 2016 in a brand new purpose-built theater next to Wembley Stadium in London, UK.
This production will be produced by award-winning Broadway producer Robin de Levita, co-founder of Imagine Nation, along with legendary UK promoter Harvey Goldsmith, Triangular Entertainment’s Warren Adams, Brandon Victor Dixon of WalkRunFly Productions, and entertainment executives Robert Harris and R&R Media’s Gary Ricci.
We're a little confused about how this will translate into a stage production, especially since the films were somewhat graphic and created an entirely new world for us (the Capitol and Districts) using special effects. We're interested though! The REAL question is, who will our new Katniss, Gale, and Peeta be?? We could see Josh Hutcherson reprising his role on stage!
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