Is a "Hunger Games"
Amusement Park Really
Going to Happen?
The second installment of the megahit Hunger Games movie franchise, Catching Fire, comes out later this month. But it's clear that fans of the flicks - which star Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth - aren't happy waiting a year in between each movie. And that could lead to a Hunger Games-themed amusement park.
Though the idea might sound farfetched, Jon Feltheimer, CEO of Lionsgate, the studio behind the Hunger Games, says he's been getting offers. "We have been approached in two different territories about potential theme park opportunities, which gives you a sense of the cultural impact of this franchise," he said.
There's been no shortage of Hunger Games-themed products. Makeup company Cover Girl recently released a line of beauty products inspired by the 12 "Districts" that fictional world Panem is divided into. Subway even got in on the buzz, releasing a new fiery sriracha-chicken-flavored sandwich in time to tie in with the Catching Fire release.
And while an amusement park may seem surprising, the Harry Potter franchise was successfully adapted into a section of the popular Universal Studios theme park in Florida. There, fans of the book and movie series can pretend to ride broomsticks, drink Butterbeer, and shop on Diagon Alley.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released on November 22. The final book in the series, Mockingjay, is being split into two movies, which are due in 2014 and 2015.