Film studio Lionsgate Productions has announced its plan to take "The Hunger Games" franchise on stage in 2016, reports Time.
Lionsgate, in partnership with Imagine Nation and Triangular Entertainment, will feature "innovative and immersive staging techniques" as it sets to house "The Hunger Games" play in a brand new purpose build theater next to Wembley Studio in London, UK.
The theatrical show, based on the best-selling series written by Suzanne Collins and its high-grossing film adaptation, will be produced by Robin de Levita, Harvey Goldsmith, Warren Adams, Robert Harris, Gary Ricci and Brandon Victor Dixon, says The Hollywood Reporter.
In a statement, de Levita shared his excitement for the new project, saying: "I'm thrilled to be partnering with an innovative next-generation studio like Lionsgate on a property that resonates so deeply with global audiences. The theater is a fantastic medium to bring the many meaningful layers of Suzanne Collins' writing to life."
Among many of de Levita's theatrical credits are the sets he created for the Dutch musical "Soldier of Orange" and the play based on Anne Frank, "Anne," according to The Guardian.
Lionsgate chief marketing officer Tim Palen also spoke of the adaptation in a statement, saying: "Robin de Levita and the entire production team are the perfect partners for extending 'The Hunger Games' franchise into a live theatrical experience."
"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," he added.
The film adaptation of "The Hunger Games" series, which starred Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, have garnered more than $1.5 million at the worldwide box office. The first installment of its two-part final film - "Mockingjay" Part 1 - will premiere on November 21.
The theatrical show is the second extension of the franchise, with Lionsgate revealing their plan earlier this year to tour "The Hunger Games: The Exhibition" in the US, according to Variety.