Fighting to the death in a world run by fascists doesn't sound like our idea of fun – but the film company behind The Hunger Games movies has just signed a deal to open a series of leisure centres themed on the stories and characters of the hugely successful film franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence.
So if you fancying trying your hand at being Katniss Everdeen, played by Lawrence in the movies, we suggest you keep an eye out for these Hunger Games leisure centres which might be popping up in cities and towns all over Europe over the next couple of years.
The idea is that the Spanish amusement park company Parques Reunidos, which runs places like Blackpool Zoo and lots of aquariums and sea-life parks in the US and Europe, will open leisure centres based on various films and TV shows owned by the entertainment company Lionsgate. This means that we might also be getting attractions based on the 'Saw' movies and the TV series 'Orange is the New Black' (both of which sound a lot less fun to us).
But The Hunger Games movies are perfect for some sort of visitor attraction. The story is already based on a dystopian world in which youngsters are forced to play a televised game in which not all the contestants survive. Remove the dying bit and you've got a good basis for some sort of immersive adventure loosely based on the movies. But, we repeat – please remove the dying bit first.