Lionsgate Plans Theme Park in Korea

The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga and Now You See Me, among other films, will be showcased at Korea’s first international theme park.

ASIA–Lionsgate has tapped Landing Jeju Development Co., a subsidiary of Landing International Development, to develop Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World in Korea.

Spanning nearly 1.3 million-square-feet, Lionsgate Movie World will serve as the studio’s first branded outdoor theme park, as well as Korea’s first international theme park, and will be developed into seven movie zones based on properties such as The Hunger Games, The Twilight Saga and Now You See Me. Lionsgate’s upcoming film Robin Hood, which is set to hit theaters in March 2018, will also be featured.

Within each themed zone, visitors will have access to actual movie scenes through rides, attractions and 4D IP reproduced streets and towns. Each zone will also feature themed restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and entertainment performances.

"We're pleased to partner with our friends at Landing International, one of Asia's premier developers, on our first branded outdoor theme park and one of our largest and most exciting location-based entertainment destinations," says Jon Feltheimer, chief executive officer, Lionsgate. "Our partners are creating a world-class resort that will be the perfect home for our theme park. Under the leadership of Tim Palen, Kerry Phelan and Jenefer Brown, and driven by a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, we have built a global location-based entertainment business in just three short years, and Lionsgate Movie World promises to become one of its crown jewels."

Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World is slated to begin construction in 2018 and scheduled to open in 2019.

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