Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Book-to-Theme-Park: The Hunger Games


Alternate Post Title: When Lionsgate Became the Capitol

From Deadline:

"Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts this morning that he’s “actively looking at some development and thinking about prequel and sequel possibilities” for the Hunger Games franchise.

...Look for additional exhibitions — and possibly a theme park attraction. “We are in significant conversations with at least one theme park,” Feltheimer says."

I get that Lionsgate is in this primarily for the money, but turning an anti-war story into a theme park is way, way too problematic to even consider.  It bothers me that this is even a conversation.  I mean, what would those roller coasters even look like?  I was very happy with the Harry Potter theme park decision, but, according to me, it does not fit this story.  At all.  

Thoughts?

12 comments:

  1. I agree. It is just a way for them to make more money. Considering the basic storyline for Hunger Games, I can't imagine what the rides would be like.

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    1. Agreed. It would just feel like you were in the Capitol. And, in case Lionsgate hasn't read the book, they're the bad guys.

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  2. I agree. How in the world do you make fighting to the death family friendly?? I imagine the Capitol would be Dr.Suess-esque with a Tracker Jacker roller coaster. There would be mean monkey mascots and a horrible mist that would fill the entire park at random times. Oh, and don't forget the "Kill Snow" archery carnival games!

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    1. You totally nailed it. The Capitol saw the killings and the monkeys/mists/etc. as entertainment, and we would be no better if we made a freaking theme park out of it.

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  3. Um, yeah, I'm not sure how this would work. It seems weird. I guess I'll just have to see what happens...

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    1. Yeah, I can't envision a way for this idea could possibly work. I hope they don't proceed with this project.

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  4. Oh, good grief! I don't think so. Quit beating the dead horse.

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  5. Agreed. A Hunger Games theme park kind of creeps me out. I’m sure they could think of something else to make more money? Anything else?

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    1. Maybe a museum showing the costumes and props? That at least seems like a less subversive way to make money. The theme park idea creeps me out too.

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  6. Nope, nope, nope, all of the nope. It fits perfectly with Harry Potter because you just want more, but there's got to be an end to The Hunger Games.

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    1. Agreed. This whole theme park thing is a spectacularly bad idea.

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