Variety confirms, Lionsgate is teaming up with South Korea’s Landing Jeju Development Co. Ltd. to develop a theme park. It will have a concept and inspiration from their famous franchise like Hunger Games, Twilight, Now You See Me, and upcoming reboot of Robin Hood.
The park is set to be at Jeju Shinhwa World, Korea. It will be approximately 1.3 million square feet.
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The project will be developed into seven movie zones, each themed around a specific Lionsgate property, with visitors experiencing actual movie scenes through state-of-the-art rides, attractions and reproduced streets and towns. Each zone will also feature themed restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and entertainment performances.
The companies said in a joint announcement Tuesday that Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World is expected to commence construction in 2018 and is scheduled to open in 2019. The Lionsgate theme park will be the centerpiece of the Jeju Shinhwa World resort, which began opening earlier this year with Four Seasons, Marriott and Somerset hotels, resort condominiums and villas, high end retail, a waterpark, other theme parks, a casino and an entertainment center.
Lionsgate has been moving into the theme park business in recent years, most notably in a partnership with Dubai Parks and Resorts. Under that agreement, a Lionsgate Zone at the Motiongate park will open in the fall. It features two Hunger Games-themed rides, the Capitol Bullet Train (a roller coaster ride) and the Panem Aerial Tour, along with a Step Up: All In live stage event.