Hunger Games Heads to the Stage

HungerGamesLionsgate is bringing the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise to the stage in partnership with Dutch media company Imagine Nation and the U.S.-based Triangular Entertainment.

The first two installments of the film adaptation of the best-selling book series by Suzanne Collins grossed more than $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office. The next installment, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1, will hit theaters worldwide Nov. 21.

“The Hunger Games” theatrical experience will launch in summer 2016 in a brand-new, purpose-built theater next to Wembley Stadium in London. The partners plan to use immersive staging techniques to bring the books and films to life on the stage.

“The Hunger Games” live show will be produced by Broadway producer Robin de Levita, co-founder of Imagine Nation, along with U.K. promoter Harvey Goldsmith, Triangular Entertainment’s Warren Adams, Brandon Victor Dixon of WalkRunFly Productions, entertainment executive Robert Harris and R&R Media’s Gary Ricci.

“Robin de Levita and the entire production team are the perfect partners for extending The Hunger Games franchise into a live theatrical experience,” says Tim Palen, chief marketing officer, Lionsgate. “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.”