Chinese Company Plans Titanic Replica For Theme Park
China's Seven Star Energy Investment Group announced it plans to spend 1 billion yuan on a life-size replica Titanic for a local theme park.By Matt Picht | January 13, 2014
A theme park in China's landlocked Sichuan province is getting an unusual and expensive attraction. A local energy firm plans to spend 1 billion yuan — or $165 million — on a replica of the Titanic.
China's Seven Star Energy Investment Group announced at a news conference Sunday that it intends to build a full-size replica of the doomed ocean liner. The replica will be permanently moored in the Qi River, and will feature a museum and a simulation of the ship's disastrous 1912 sinking, which killed 1,500 people. (Via NTDTV, British Pathé)
Chinese interest in the disaster has been high ever since James Cameron's "Titanic" smashed box office records when it debuted there in 1998. (Via Paramount Pictures / "Titanic")