Lionsgate boss says studio has been approached about Hunger Games theme park attractions

Posted Monday, November 11, 2013 8:46 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

Lionsgate is exploring getting into the theme-park business, taking advantage of its blockbuster “Hunger Games” franchise. CEO Jon Feltheimer made the disclosure Friday during a conference call with analysts following release of the studio’s quarterly earnings report.

Read more from Variety.

Monday, November 11, 2013 8:50 AM

Finally, a worse idea than Avatar Land!

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Monday, November 11, 2013 11:46 AM

How so? Hunger Games is immensely popular.

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Monday, November 11, 2013 11:46 AM

People gotta eat!

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Monday, November 11, 2013 12:08 PM

If I can't shoot arrows at other people, I don't wanna waste my time.

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Monday, November 11, 2013 12:21 PM

Universal will be announcing the Hunger Games Dining Plan in which purchasers will need to compete in challenges in order to use the plan.

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Monday, November 11, 2013 12:37 PM

Part of the experience will include introducing supernatural elements out of nowhere that will surprise and confuse the guests, since such things will have not at all been hinted at through the first half of the attraction.

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Monday, November 11, 2013 12:51 PM

Schindler's List was immensely popular, too. It doesn't make it a good candidate for a theme park attraction.

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Monday, November 11, 2013 1:02 PM

Apples and oranges. I can see tons of potential for Hunger Games themed stuff. It already hits the same target demographic.

You open a speed coaster themed to the hunger games or fleeing in general and people will be okay. You theme a speed coaster to running from Nazis and that's not gonna go over well

Hunger games is a distopian fantasy. The Holocaust kinda really happened.

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Monday, November 11, 2013 1:32 PM

If you say so. A land themed to a dystopian future where kids kill each other isn't really the kind of escapism I'd seek in a theme park.

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Monday, November 11, 2013 2:06 PM

As opposed to Gotham City?

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Monday, November 11, 2013 2:06 PM

Where Peta goes, I will follow.

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Monday, November 11, 2013 2:56 PM

So, SeaWorld, then?

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Monday, November 11, 2013 3:35 PM

Kids killing each other for food isn't like the Joker fighting Batman. "It's apples and oranges."

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Monday, November 11, 2013 4:21 PM

I once had an imaginary friend who was killed by an aberrant arrow in a futuristic fictional society. I am offended by this insensitive proposal and insist that they cease.

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Monday, November 11, 2013 6:33 PM

I found the first movie to be kind of boring. I waited for them to get to the good parts, and the good parts never came. By the end of the movie, I wondered what the point was.

Thinking about the movie, I can't begin to imagine what kind of attractions would be in a Hunger Games themed area. A roller coaster themed to... (???) what? A flat ride themed to what? Shops and eateries themed to what?

There could be a train ride themed to the train in the movie, but nothing happens on the train ride in the movie except that the kids get to talk to Woody Harrelson.

I guess there could be some kind of show in which an audience member is picked to represent the group in the next hunger games, but then what? What a dull show that would be.

Maybe there could be a dark ride in which people shoot at and try to kill children?

My imagination hits a brick wall thinking about how this movie could become even one classy theme park attraction.

I totally agree with Jeff here. as boring as Avatar is, it sounds much more interesting than The Hunger Games as an amusement park attraction.

Last edited by LostKause, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:21 AM
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Monday, November 11, 2013 6:36 PM

I thought the movie was OK, but I'm told that much of the detail in the book was lost in the screenplay. I wish I had more time and desire to read more fiction.

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Monday, November 11, 2013 6:57 PM

I read all three books and thought the movie was a really good adaptation.

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Monday, November 11, 2013 7:41 PM

I blew through the books in 5 days, total. I enjoyed the movie, and thought it told the basic story fairly well. What I really liked, though, was seeing the imagining of district 12.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 4:40 AM

I would like to see this happen. Universal Creative can build District Twelve in what is left of Lost Continent and then take a train (completely different one) to the "Arena" and/or the Capitol in that expansion area behind Springfield. I have read the books twice and I thought the The Hunger Games, like the Harry Potter movies, was "acceptable" but no where near as good as the books. I am looking forward to Catching Fire though.

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