TORONTO – After surviving not one, but two deadly battles in a post-apocalyptic nation, Katniss Everdeen, the Girl on Fire, will soon find herself in…Bartow County, Georgia?
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., the film studio that’s behind ‘The Hunger Games’ film franchise, has confirmed plans for a Hunger Games-inspired theme park just outside of Atlanta. The 700-acre entertainment complex will be the first of its kind in the U.S., cost more than US$750 million to build, and dubbed AVATRON Park.
Furthermore, Lions Gate will be licencing its ‘Step Up’ and ‘Now You See Me’ film franchises for use at the attraction, with other licencing announcements from electronic gaming and toy companies expected down the road.
Upon completion, AVATRON will feature an approximately 200-acre amusement park, two hotels offering 500 rooms, a 300,000 square-foot retail centre, as well as a 10,000 square-foot music venue, reports bizjournals.com.
Developers are currently raising $625 million to start construction. AVATRON is slated for completion in January 2019, with 2.6 million visitors expected to attend in the first year.