'Hunger Games' Stage Show and More Franchise News

Broadway producer Robin de Levita plans to adapt 'The Hunger Games' for the London stage.

The Hunger Games is coming to the stage. A theatrical production based on Suzanne Collins' hugely successful novels and the blockbuster film franchise will premiere at a new theater next to London's Wembley Stadium in the summer of 2016.

Producing the show will be award-winning Broadway producer Robin de Levita, co-founder of the Dutch media company Imagine Nation, which is partnering with Lionsgate and U.S.-based Triangular Entertainment on the venture. Noted for his sold-out shows featuring unique and inventive experiences, de Levita seems to have the level of creativity a production like this would demand.

Lionsgate chief marketing Officer Tim Palen talked up the project in a recent statement, saying, "Robin de Levita and the entire production team are the perfect partners for extending The Hunger Games franchise into a live theatrical experience. 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."

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The Hunger Games is coming to the stage. A theatrical production based on Suzanne Collins' hugely successful novels and the blockbuster film franchise will premiere at a new theater next to London's Wembley Stadium in the summer of 2016.

Producing the show will be award-winning Broadway producer Robin de Levita, co-founder of the Dutch media company Imagine Nation, which is partnering with Lionsgate and U.S.-based Triangular Entertainment on the venture. Noted for his sold-out shows featuring unique and inventive experiences, de Levita seems to have the level of creativity a production like this would demand.

Lionsgate chief marketing Officer Tim Palen talked up the project in a recent statement, saying, "Robin de Levita and the entire production team are the perfect partners for extending The Hunger Games franchise into a live theatrical experience. 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."

Considering some of the over the top, campy aspects of the movies, especially the visuals, it is easy to imagine a theatrical adaptation, and de Levita believes the material will translate well to a stage show. He said, "The theater is a fantastic medium to bring the many meaningful layers of Suzanne Collins' writing to life."

In addition to the stage production, other extensions of the franchise are being explored, including a possible theme park. The next installment of film series, Mockingjay - Part 1, hits theaters Nov. 21

 


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