Film Produced by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment Label Set for June 10, 2016 Worldwide Theatrical Release
MACAO, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The action thriller film "Now You See Me 2," produced by Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) Summit Entertainment label and slated for a June 10, 2016 release in theatres around the world, shot scenes over the last several days on location at The Venetian® Macao and Sands® Macao. The film, a sequel to the 2013 Summit Entertainment hit "Now You See Me" that grossed more than US$350 million at the global box office, stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Lizzy Caplan, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Jay Chou, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.
Sands China Ltd. brought the Hollywood mega production and its superstars to Macao as its latest move to further promote the city as an international tourist destination – meanwhile increasing global awareness of Macao and providing a catalyst for cultural exchange.
"Unforgettable experiences await visitors at Sands Macao and Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao," said Scott Messinger, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sands China Ltd. "Our properties are landmark, must-visit destinations; having them featured in major motion pictures is a great way to boost the global profile of Macao as a world centre of tourism and leisure. With film shoots, movie premieres, concerts, award shows, sporting events and more, our properties are the place to be to see the brightest stars, putting Macao ever-increasingly in the international spotlight."
The "Now You See Me 2" film shoot is the latest example of a movie utilising the unique imagery of Sands China’s integrated resorts as a compelling backdrop for storytelling on the screen. Scenes were shot in a variety of locations, including the neon-signed rooftop of Sands Macao and the Great Hall of The Venetian Macao with its iconic curved escalators.
The Venetian Macao in particular has been a popular choice for filmmakers, having been featured in several large-scale productions starring high-profile Asian and global superstars. In addition to "Now You See Me 2," movies and television episodes shot at the integrated resort include Chow Yun-Fat’s "From Vegas to Macau," Chinese-U.S. romantic comedy "My Lucky Star" starring Zhang Ziyi and Wang Leehom, the Bollywood telefilm series "Teri Meri Love Stories," Hong Kong films "All’s Well Ends Well" and "Break Up Club," Taiwanese TV series "Summer’s Desire," and the Korean TV series "Boys Over Flowers." Stars from Asia and around the world have also attended the many red carpet awards shows The Venetian Macao has hosted, including the 55th and 56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival Awards (APFF), the Huading Awards in 2013 and 2015, Zee Cine Awards, IIFA Awards, STAR Parivaar Awards, China Music Awards, Mnet Asian Music Awards and others.
Directed by Jon M. Chu, "Now You See Me 2" is scheduled for a June 10, 2016 theatrical release. It is the follow-up to the 2013 box office hit "Now You See Me," which centered on the Four Horsemen – a super-team of the world’s greatest illusionists who dodge the FBI while committing daring bank robberies during their performances, rewarding their audiences with the stolen money. In this new sequel, the Four Horsemen resurface one year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.
Entertainment at Sands China Ltd. Properties
Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.
The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena is the only venue in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world’s and the region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.
The 1800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.
The 650-seat Sands Theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.
With an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands China Ltd. is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.
About Sands® Macao
Opened in 2004, Sands® Macao is a world class hotel and entertainment complex with 289 luxury suites. Its stunning gold glass exterior houses a wide range of diversions including specialty restaurants, a heated outdoor swimming pool, deluxe spa and salon, conference and banquet facilities and unrivalled gaming excitement and live entertainment. It is also home to the Paiza Club: an invitation-only international VIP club with 51 premium suites with size, opulence and grandeur that rivals the best the world has to offer.
As the first hotel and entertainment complex in Macao owned and operated by an international operator, Sands Macao quickly set the benchmark for future developments in Macao.
For more information, please visit www.sandsmacao.com.
About The Venetian® Macao
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao is Macao’s first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat Cotai Arena designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; TAIVEXMALO Day Hospital & Spa; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at Shoppes at Venetian. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.
For more information, please visit www.venetianmacao.com.
About Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao – Sands China’s Integrated Resort City
Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao has transformed a day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.
Pulsating with life, both night and day, Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free shopping with more than 600 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.5 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space for Asia’s leading conferences and exhibitions, transportation offerings and well over 100 dining options, including Michelin-starred restaurants, bars and lounges. Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is a must-go destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.
Comprised of The Venetian® Macao; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, featuring the world’s largest Conrad, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn hotels Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao is where Asia’s ultimate destination is all within reach. And coming in late 2015… the crowning achievement of Sheldon G. Adelson’s vision of the Cotai Strip… The Parisian Macao.
Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao… Be at the Centre of It All! For more information, please visit http://en.sandsresortsmacao.com.
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