Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaCreative Commons / ark3pix

Malaysia's Genting Highlands theme park has tied up with studio major 20th Century Fox which will see the latter incorporating several of its legendary films into the famed entertainment park.

The tie up will have the Genting make way for themes of Fox Studio's memorable films like "Ice Age", "Rio", "Night At The Museum", "Alien", "Predator" and the most recent Oscar winning "Life of Pi" as its attractions.

The 25-acre family park situated in Kuala Lumpur, is expected to shut down from September 1  for the $125 billion revamp process. The theme park's press release said that the entertainment spot  will get a facelift with "media based rides, thrill rides, dark rides (and) children's rides and water rides" when it opens in 2016. 

"For the first time, audiences will soon be transported into the worlds of their favorite 20th 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," Fox consumer products president Jeffery Godsick said in a statement.

Genting Malaysia's chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay said  that the partnership would take the 35-year-old park to a new peak and place it in one of the world's most-sought-after tourist spots.

Along with the theme park, the owners are also planning to refurbish the Genting Resorts adding more 1,300 rooms, renovate the Casino and incorporate a parade called 'Dream Parade' which would comprise of all the characters of the park.

Fox's tie up with Gentings is the firm's second endeavour at the amusement park business after its fuitile attempt with the Fox Studios Backlot Sydney which was opened in 1999 but was shut down two years later.

Fox has also licensed its properties of the epic animated film  "Avatar" to a Disney park in Orlando along with 'The Simpsons' for a ride to Universal studios theme park.