“I would say that there’s no big franchise that any studio has that they’re not trying to look at prequels, sequels, spinoffs, some version of that,” said Feltheimer. “We think that there’s a great piece of IP with Hunger Games. It’s a great world.”
Adds Burns, “Great brands like this go on and on.”Yesterday, Variety also broke the news that the last film in the Divergent franchise, Lionsgate's other YA film adaptation entity based on the books by Veronica Roth, will skip theaters and wrap up as a TV movie instead. Reports say that the decision was largely driven by the fact that the franchise has run out of steam and the poor performance of Allegiant, the penultimate film in the series, at the box-office earlier this year.
Lionsgate already unveiled plans to expand The Hunger Games in a variety of ways. These plans include a theme park in Dubai and an upcoming theatrical stage show in London.
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