Asia- Pacific | Feb. 2020
Horror Experience Based on Hit Korean Film Debuts
At Resorts World Genting in Pahang, Malaysia, 50 live actors portray zombie soldiers in the “Train to Busan Horror House,” the world’s first horror experience based on the hit 2016 Korean film “Train to Busan.”
Created and produced by Singapore’s Vividthree Holdings, the immersive experience combines intricate sets and cutting-edge virtual worlds. Visitors are trapped in an apocalyptic version of Seoul Station, where they battle their way past zombies and navigate a mirror maze to make their way onto the train, only to discover the train is not safe either.
The 2016 zombie horror film “Train to Busan” grossed more than $90 million and is one of the most successful Korean movies ever made. The horror house builds on a virtual reality (VR) experience launched by Vividthree in China in 2018.
Up next for Vividthree: the launch of the “Doraemon Experience” in Singapore later this year. Like the anime series, the VR attraction will follow Doraemon, a robotic cat who travels from the 22nd century to aid a young boy.
Animal Planet Extends Brand to Science Centers
In a first for the Animal Planet brand, Discovery Inc. has collaborated with Science Centre Singapore and Kingsmen Creatives to create a traveling wildlife and exploration exhibition titled “Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience.” The 1,000-square-meter exhibition offers visitors a peek into the animal world with interactive multimedia and never-before-seen footage.
Living Worlds “brings Animal Planet to life, allowing visitors to experience the joy and wonder of the animal kingdom through hands-on experiences and learning opportunities,” says Christine Wacker, Discovery’s vice president of location-based entertainment.
The exhibition also features one of the first single-lens dome projection systems in Southeast Asia. Using a single projector and lens, Panasonic’s fisheye lens technology and 4K resolution projector overcome challenges in the positioning and installation of projectors in the viewing space and reduce logistics costs.
“‘Living Worlds’ has been curated to ignite curiosity using nature as a tool to educate about the diversity of our planet and our relationship with nature,” adds Lim Tit Meng, chief executive of Science Centre Singapore.