What's better than seeing Katniss Everdeen on the big screen? Seeing Katniss Everdeen in real life!
And in the summer of 2016, you'll finally have the chance to do just that when the Hunger Games debuts as a stage show! According to a press release, "innovative and immersive staging techniques" will be utilized to bring the Jennifer Lawrence-led film (based on Suzanne Collins' book!) to a brand-new purpose-built theater in London next to Wembley Stadium.
Award-winning Broadway producer Robin de Levita is confirmed as one of the show's producers. "I'm thrilled to be partnering with an innovative next generation studio like Lionsgate on a property that resonates so deeply with global audiences," said Levita in a statement. "The theater is a fantastic medium to bring the many meaningful layers of Suzanne Collins' writing to life."
"Robin de Levita and the entire production team are the perfect partners for extending The Hunger Games franchise into a live theatrical experience," said Lionsgate Chief Marketing Officer Tim Palen. "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."
If all goes to plan, the stage version of the Hunger Games will fill a much-needed void when 2016 rolls around. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 is set for a Nov. 21 release, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2 (the final film in the franchise!) is schedueld to have a Nov. 20, 2015 release.
OK, Mockingjays: London 2016 it is!