Last November, we reported on Lionsgate’s vague plans to maybe someday back a theme park based on its popular Hunger Games series—y’know, those movies about kids hunting and killing each other. Today, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer elaborated on the first step in that theme park plan, saying in a conference call that the company had contracted the “experience designers” of Thinkwell Group (the people behind Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making Of Harry Potter, among other attractions) to work on a touring exhibit, to be called The Hunger Games: The Exhibition. If all goes as planned, the exhibit will begin touring museums and other institutions next summer, between the two installments of the final Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay.
As for what The Hunger Games: The Exhibition will entail, Feltheimer mentioned costumes, props, and “other elements.” He also suggested that the touring exhibit would serve as a kind of tester for other “location-based entertainment opportunities,” including, yes, theme park attractions. So while we may not see a full Hunger Games-land in the near future, we could at least see a Hunger Games ride someday—provided that there’s enough demand next year for The Hunger Games: Come Look At Some Bows And Arrows In A Glass Case.