Construction on yet another Titanic recreation has begun, but, with this one, the ship actually sinks.
The project is headed by the Seven Star International Cultural Tourism Resort, a highly anticipated resort along the Qijiang River in Sichuan, China and will feature a near-replica of the original ocean liner, along with a simulation of the iceberg collision that sank the ship, killing 1,500 people, in April 1912.
“The Unsinkable Titantic,” as it’s so cleverly called, has, of course, been met with criticism online, but the group in charge of the re-creation maintains the simulation will be done in a “very respectful way.” So, not like that Titanic re-enactment in Rick and Morty.
“We’re trying to get as close as we can,” said Hollywood production designer and producer Curtis Schnell to Reuters. “We are not building every room in the ship, by any means, but the shell of the ship and the exteriors will be quite accurate, there will be interior rooms to be able to tour and see from the standpoint of historical accuracy.”
Oh, and the ride will also air the 1997 blockbuster Titanic. What’s more “respectful” than dying along with Leo?
In addition to the liner, the resort will also have a museum dedicated to the ship, a man-made beach, “6D” (how many dimensions are there now?) theater, and…European-themed churches and castles— because what says “Titanic” more than gothic architecture?
The project will cost about $145.3 million and will finish by the end of 2017.
Tom is a travel writer, part-time hitchhiker, and he’s currently trying to imitate Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? but with more sunscreen and jorts.