'Hunger Games' touring exhibit in the works, theme park still a possibility

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It may be a while before anyone gets the chance to test their archery skills at a Hunger Games-inspired theme park, but by next summer, fans will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a touring exhibition dedicated to the popular franchise.

During a conference call discussing Lionsgate’s fourth-quarter earnings on Friday, studio CEO Jon Feltheimer announced the first step in extending the brand beyond the screen is to launch The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, set to trek across the U.S. in summer 2015. The traveling museum will feature costumes, props, and other elements from the Hunger Games universe.

Theme park creator Thinkwell Group has been tapped to spearhead the project and develop other extensions of the Jennifer Lawrence-led franchise – including additional theme park attractions and other location-based entertainment opportunities.

Feltheimer first talked about the possibility of a Hunger Games theme park last November — and it’s a no-brainer. The first two films in the series have grossed more than $1.5 billion worldwide. The traveling exhibit will be sandwiched between the final two installments: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will be released Nov. 21, while Part 2 hits theaters Nov. 20, 2015.

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