This is Fox's second attempt at building an internationally known theme park, but will it be successful?
According to Deadline, Resorts World Genting will partner with 20th Century Fox in a licensing agreement that will result in a Fox-branded theme park opening in Malaysia. Aimed to be located outside of Kuala Lumpur, at the current Genting outdoor Theme Park, the new attraction will feature amusing rides and elements based on the studio's films like Ice Age, Rio, Predator, Night At The Museum, and more.
On September 1st of this year, the current park will close to begin construction, with the project soft opening slated to take place in 2016. With over 25 acres of land and more than 25 rides, the new venture between Resorts World Genting, 20th Century Fox and the country of Malaysia could see some pretty exciting times heading its way. The deal, which announced by Deadline was signed today in Kuala Lumpur, will cost $125M to build.
Fox's first attempt at an international theme park was back in 1999 when it launched Fox Studios Backlot in Sydney, Australia, but it was shuttered two years later. Since then, it has been licensing its films to other parks.