- Parent Category: Preproduction
- Category: Locations
- Published on Sunday, 01 April 2012 06:00
- Written by Martha Waggoner, Associated Press Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. - Fans of the blockbuster "The Hunger Games" are turning up in North Carolina, seeking out places where the movie was shot, from old-growth forests to an abandoned mill town.
And the tourism industry is prepared to cash in on them, with offerings ranging from hotel packages and zip lines tours, to re-enactments of scenes from the film and lessons in survival skills.
The movie, which opened at No. 1 at the box office last weekend, is based on a best-selling book about a post-apocalyptic world where teenagers compete to the death in fighting games.