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Twentieth Century Fox has announced plans to open a new theme park in Malaysia in 2016, featuring rides and attractions based on its most famous movie franchises.

The new park will replace the existing Genting Theme Park, which is to close on September 1, 2013 to allow construction work to begin. Resorts World is investing $125 million to transform the 25-acre park, which will feature experiences based on Ice Age, Rio, Night at the Museum, Alien, Predator and Life of Pi.

Details of the exact nature of the attractions that will be installed at the Twentieth Century Fox theme park are thin on the ground at present, although the press release announcing the development promises "media-based rides, thrill rides, dark rides, children's rides and water rides".

The Asian theme park boom shows no sign of stopping, with Universal Studios Singapore debuting in 2010, LEGOLAND Malaysia having opened in 2012 and Shanghai Disneyland currently under construction.

Describing the deal, Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, said: "For the first time, audiences will soon be transported into the worlds of their favourite Twentieth Century Fox properties. Brought to life by our partner Resorts World Genting, this theme park marks the launch of our global location-based entertainment strategy."

Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman and chief executive officer of Genting Malaysia Berhad, said: "Twentieth Century Fox is one of the world's largest producers and distributors of entertainment content in the world. The FOX brand is popular throughout the world because the studio has earned a reputation for quality, creativity and longevity. We're honoured to partner with Twentieth Century Fox to realise the vision of a world class integrated resort."


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