The home of ‘The Hunger Games’ heroine Katniss Edverdeen, Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne ‘District 12’ is being sold for $1.2 million as the aging owner has become overwhelmed by the movie’s fans.
The sci-fi epic starring Jennifer Lawrence was filmed at the abandoned textile mill, Henry River Mill Village in Hildebran, North California owned by 83 year-old Wade Shepherd and has since become a magnet for die hard fans.
According to The Telegraph the phenomenon success of the movie, released earlier this year has attracted hoards of fans all desperate to see the iconic set including the Everdeen’s shanty home.
Joe Maddalena, who will be auctioning the property for ‘Profiles in History’ admitted that the town is “really eerie” and looks almost identical to what fans see on screen.
"When Lionsgate came to film, they didn't have to change a thing, the buildings are identical and it's really eerie when you're there, standing in Katniss' house," he told Reuters.
But don’t worry, the sale of the town might actually be good news for ‘Hunger Games’ fans. The new owner will no doubt be interesting in cashing in on the site’s popularity and will have the opportunity to be involved with the next films in the trilogy.
Currently visitors are not allowed to explore the town alone as it is private property but Maddalena suggested it would be a great opportunity to give fan’s a unique experience of the set.
"It's a really unique opportunity to take people behind the scenes of the film and book," he said before adding that with two more books left in the trilogy the future owner may have the opportunity to work with Lionsgate on the next films.
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