Want To Live In District 12? ‘Hunger Games’ Town Now Up For Sale
Now you too can go off scampering in the same small town that Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) stays at in 'The Hunger Games' today! All you have to do is dig through your piggy bank, put together a couple of million dollars and it can be yours.
Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games' is a bonafide hit, already raking in nearly $260 million in the domestic box office alone. Whoever owns the small town that director Gary Ross used to film District 12 in must be happy, right? Wrong.
AOL Real Estate reports that current owner Wade Shepherd is willing to sell the land as soon as possible to anyone who can hand over $1.4 million to the 83-year-old man. Now you're probably wondering why the man wants to sell the town of Henry River Mill Village in North Carolina. Maybe it's because the tourists are becoming too unbearable to deal with.
"I'm getting too many visitors. Day and night, they're driving through, taking pictures, getting out and walking. I'm just bombarded with people."
But wait a minute, where is Lionsgate in all of this? After all, they're already putting together the cast and crew for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.' If they still need to film on the land that they originally used as District 12, they could be dealing with a future client who may want to charge them more in order to be shooting on his property. It would make it a whole lot easier for Lionsgate to scoop up the land, sit on it for a couple of years while they finish filming the second and third movie, then sell it off to whoever wants it.