'The Hunger Games' will now become a stage show
There are two movies yet to be released in the 'Hunger Games' film adaptation. Soon after the last one hits theaters, a stage production of 'Games' is set to open in London.
The movie adaptation of “The Hunger Games” book series will (presumably) conclude in 2015 with the release of the final film, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.” But “Games” fans can now look forward to finding the story by Suzanne Collins on stage beginning in 2016.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, a “theatrical experience” based on the books will debut in London. The company Imagine Nation, which was behind the Netherlands theater production "Soldier of Orange" which involved a rotating auditorium, is working with “Games” movie studio Lionsgate to create the show along with the American company Triangular Entertainment. Imagine Nation co-founder Robin de Levita is one of the producers.
“Robin de Levita and the entire production team are the perfect partners for extending The Hunger Games franchise into a live theatrical experience,” Lionsgate chief marketing officer Tim Palen said in a statement. “Their creative genius, combined with world-class production values and state-of-the-art technology will provide a uniquely immersive experience for fans around the world.”
The show will be housed in a new theater that’s being built next to Wembley Stadium, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” the second-to-last film in the series, is set to come to theaters on Nov. 21.