Los Angeles: A ride inspired by the famous 1912 Titanic shipwreck is set to launch at an amusement park in 2018. Twentieth Century Fox is building the structure for a Dubai resort, and the studio is also developing attractions based on TV shows and films such as “Sons of Anarchy”, “Planet of the Apes” and “Aliens”.
“This will build a tremendous amount of fan engagement with these brands,” Jeffrey Godsick, president of Fox Consumer Products, said in a statement.
“There are strong merchandising opportunities and it will allow us to connect with our audiences on an ongoing basis.”
The historic tragedy was recreated in the 1997 drama “Titanic”, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
Godsick is excited about the attraction.
“We are working on creating an immersive experience that includes motion theater simulators. (It) will allow you to experience what it was like to be on the Titanic in an exciting way.”
It will reportedly cost $850 million.
(With inputs from PTI)