Branded attractions themed around hit movies including The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga will soon become a reality, as developers unveiled plans for Lionsgate Movie World in South Korea.
The 120,000sq.m theme park, Lionsgate’s first branded outdoor entertainment facility, will be developed at Jeju Shinhwa World on Jeju Island.
In addition to being Korea’s first international theme park, Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World will be the first outdoor theme park built exclusively around world-famous movies.
It is also the largest destination attraction to date in Lionsgate’s growing international network of branded theme parks, entertainment centres and other attractions in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
The project will be developed into seven movie zones, each themed around blockbuster Lionsgate properties which have collectively grossed nearly $9bn at the global box office.
These include The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga and Now You See Me as well as the eagerly-anticipated March 2018 release Robin Hood.
“It is our great honour to have Lionsgate as our partner,” said Yang Zhihui, chairman and executive director of Landing International Development, operator of Jeju Shinhwa World.
“We are very excited to have the first Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World bringing Hollywood movies and their immersive environments to our theme park to deliver a premium guest experience.
“With Lionsgate’s success in the content creation industry, we strongly believe that Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World will enhance our offerings and further strengthen Jeju Shinhwa World’s market position as a desired tourist destination in Jeju.
Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World is expected to commence construction in 2018 and is scheduled to open in 2019.