Camera, Action! Melco Crown Entertainment Sets the
Scene on Macau's Studio City - 12th January 2015
Stars feature in Premiere of Film-Teaser at Unveiling
of the 'Next-Generation' of Thrilling Leisure Entertainment
mark the successes of the past with the anticipation
of an even brighter future for Macau, Co-Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment
Mr. Lawrence Ho unveiled a special time capsule, which
will be placed within the new Studio City development
- sealed with a review video and iconic items that
reflect the recent history of the territory's rise
at the leading tourism destination in Asia.
and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment
Mr. Lawrence Ho launched the grand reveal of the stunning
façade of Studio City.
Jan. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Melco Crown Entertainment
Limited (sehk:6883) MPEL, -1.04% a developer, owner
and operator of casino gaming and entertainment resort
facilities in Asia, today unveiled details of its
thrilling new cinematically-themed gaming, entertainment
and leisure destination resort in Macau: Studio City.
US$3.2 billion, Hollywood-inspired, gaming and entertainment
complex will transport the visitor into a stunning
cinematic world with awe-inspiring entertainment offerings,
delivered by the world's leading entertainment partners,
positioning this new destination resort as Asia's
City will encompass the pinnacle of international
and Asian leisure-destination inspired entertainment,
supported and endorsed by icons of Hollywood's entertainment
a world first, a sneak peek of a tantalizing new film
trailer promoting "The Audition"
a special short-movie set around a Studio City storyline
which marks the very first time Leonardo DiCaprio,
Robert De Niro and Brad Pitt have all starred together
under the direction of Academy Award-winning film
director, Martin Scorsese was provided at today's
unveiling event in Macau, China. The movie was produced
by acclaimed Hollywood producer, RatPac Entertainment's
Brett Ratner, the director of movie blockbusters,
"Red Dragon", ''X-Men: The Last Stand",
"Hercules" and the "Rush Hour"
Brett Ratner said: "This short film is a historic
event because it is the first film ever to star such
legendary actors as Robert De Niro, Leonardo Dicaprio
and Brad Pitt in one film together. Mr. Lawrence Ho
and Mr. James Packer served as Executive Producers
and convinced iconic filmmaker Martin Scorsese to
direct the film whom I was thrilled to have the opportunity
to collaborate with. The cooperation between Mr. Scorsese
and the Melco Crown Entertainment brand is synergistic
because of the fact that Mr. Scorsese directed the
film "Casino" starring Robert DeNiro. Mr.
Scorsese has collaborated with Mr. DeNiro on 8 films
and with Mr. DiCaprio on 5 films and is working with
Mr. Pitt for the first time. Our hope is that the
trailer for "The Audition" gives audiences
an early look into what will surely be an important
cinematic experience directed by one of the most culturally
influential directors in the history of Hollywood
films. I look forward to the Global Premiere of the
film at the launch of Studio City in mid-2015."
against a backdrop of Art Deco-inspired architecture,
Studio City will deliver movie-star treatment to all
its visitors, with the most diverse collection of
entertainment offerings ever seen in Macau; a glamorous
two-tower hotel; and highly sophisticated and immersive
shopping and dining experiences.
City will represent Asia's 'next generation' of immersive,
world-leading, entertainment-driven gaming and leisure
destination experiences, as we work to support Macau's
tourism development and diversification," said
Mr. Lawrence Ho, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
of Melco Crown Entertainment.
will take the entertainment-inspired leisure destination
concept to new levels, in a cinematic setting developed
in partnership with the world's leading entertainment
brands, supported and endorsed by many of the legends
of Hollywood - including this very special short-film
collaboration with Brett Ratner, Martin Scorsese,
and superstars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and
Crown Entertainment also announced a partnership to
bring the unrivalled portfolio of many of the most
iconic DC Comics' Super Heroes and Warner Bros.' classic
characters to life, in collaboration with Warner Bros.
and DC Entertainment.
are also thrilled to announce a collaboration to bring
the unrivaled portfolio of some of the most iconic
DC Comics' Super Heroes and Warner Bros.' classic
characters to life, together with Warner Bros. and
DC Entertainment. We are excited to introduce Macau
to the exhilarating Batman Dark Flight, a virtual-reality
ride that will allow fans of the Caped Crusader to
soar over Gotham City, and we look forward to unveiling
the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Center, where
families and children can play among many of their
favorite characters," said Mr. Ho.
City will radically enhance and diversify Macau's
evolving leisure experiences as Melco Crown Entertainment
works to anticipate, innovate and ultimately satisfy
the ever-growing needs of the region's and world's
leisure destination visitors."
completed later in 2015, Studio City's towering facade
will feature a new, iconic, Macau landmark - the Golden
Eye - which at 130 meters will be Asia's highest Ferris
wheel. It is inspired by having two asteroids shooting
through a Gotham City building.
Golden Eye straddles the two-tower Studio City hotel,
set to offer visitors luxurious accommodations and
red-carpet 'star' service. Comprising the Celebrity
Tower and the premium Star Tower, the hotel will offer
approximately 1,600 rooms, each designed in Art Deco
Asia's Entertainment Destination Landscape
City is designed to be the most diversified entertainment
resort offering in Macau, with more world-class entertainment
amenities than any integrated resort in the market.
It will represent the pinnacle of entertainment-driven
leisure destination experiences in Asia.
world's first Batman film franchise digital ride,
DC Comics' Batman Dark Flight, delivers visitors an
exhilarating adventure through the night, in an action-packed
motion ride, providing thrill-seekers with a virtual
reality Batman experience. Fly through Gotham City,
following Batman around the city as he brings some
of the most notable Super-Villains from his Rogue's
Gallery to justice.
Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. commented,
"The Warner Bros. and DC Comics portfolio of
properties offers a unique and engaging experience
for fans of all ages. We are delighted to collaborate
with Melco Crown Entertainment to bring these characters
to a world-class project like Macau's Studio City."
resort's stunning entertainment offerings also include:
Entertainment Center, a 30,000 sq. foot fun-filled
Family Entertainment Center for kids, is packed with
many of your favorite Warner Bros. and DC Comics characters.
Kids will get an unforgettable, immersive play experience
- bouncing through the air with the Looney Tunes and
playing with Tom and Jerry, to climbing on structures
with Batman and Superman and driving go-karts with
Wonder Woman and The Flash. The Family Entertainment
Center will also include a Dark Ride that will for
the first time in Warner Bros.' history combine characters
from DC Comics, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera Productions
within a single attraction experience. This incredible
family-orientated facility will allow families to
shop and dine as well as enjoy an animation academy,
a cinema to catch classic and new animated programs
and even a memorable birthday party venue with customizable
private party rooms.
The House of Magic, offers guests an incredible live
magical experience showcasing the world's greatest
magicians. Designed, curated and hosted by acclaimed
illusionist, Franz Harary, The House of Magic features
an array of mind-bending shows including Harary's
award winning spectacular, Mega Magic. This amazing
mystical journey all takes place in the new Asia capital
of magic and illusion arts.