Lionsgate Movie World to open in South Korea in 2019
May the odds be ever in your favor as you clamor for a ticket to Lionsgate’s new movie-centric theme park.
The studio announced Wednesday it is bringing several of its most popular properties — namely The Hunger Games, Twilight, and Now You See Me — to life when it opens its first outdoor branded park, Lionsgate Movie World, at South Korea’s Jeju Shinhwa World, a major resort and entertainment property set to feature shopping, dining, amusements, and hotels spread over 20 million square feet and set to open in staggered phases in the coming years.
Seven themed lands will comprise the new park, which itself will occupy 1.3 million square feet and feature rides, attractions, cafes, restaurants, and live performances adapted from the aforementioned titles as well as future films, including Otto Bathurst’s upcoming Taron Egerton-starring 2018 epic Robin Hood.
“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,” Lionsgate CEO, Jon Feltheimer, said via statement. “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 is expected to open in 2019, with construction on track to commence next year.