“The Hunger Games” will come to a close in 2015 when the second part of “Mockingjay” flies into theaters, but it’s never too late to plan ahead. In addition to plans for a traveling “Hunger Games” exhibit, Lionsgate is building a special theater next to Wembley Stadium in London for its very own “Hunger Games” stage production. The play will debut in the summer of 2016, which is just about when Katniss fans will begin jonesing for another fix.
Producer Robin de Levita won Tony awards for “Titanic,” “42nd Street,” and “Into the Woods.” His production of “Anne,” based on “The Diary of Anne Frank,” used rotating sets to make the experience more immersive; similarly, during his production of “Soldier of Orange,” the audience itself is rotated from set to set for a complete 360 degrees. It sounds pretty intense, to say the least, especially once you throw in some muttations, tracker jackers, and bloodthirsty Capitol soldiers.
Hey, at least it’s not “The Hunger Games: On Ice,” right?
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” opens on November 21.