“Now You See Me 2” Gets Sands Resorts Exclusive Screening

From Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment Label, ahead of Asian Release

(Macao, June 10, 2016) - The action thriller film “Now You See Me 2” from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label held an exclusive screening at The Venetian® Macao last Friday, 3 June, 2016. As the first country in Asia to screen the movie, Macao was the ideal choice since many of the scenes in the movie were actually shot on location in and around Macao. The Venetian Macao and Sands® Macao were also featured in several scenes. Audiences will recognise the iconic neon-sign of Sands Macao, and the Great Hall of The Venetian Macao also featured with its iconic curved escalators in the second sequel of the action movie. Joining invited guests on the red carpet were William So, Sammy Leung, Eliza Sam, Hubert Wu, Avon Lee, Ali Lee and Soler.

Directed by Jon M. Chu, starring a cast of high-profile Asian and global A-listers, including Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Jay Chou, with Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, the star-studded “Now You See Me 2” is the sequel to Now You See Me that earned over USD$350 million in the box office worldwide back when it was first released. The picture is from a screenplay by Ed Solomon and a story by Ed Solomon & Peter Chiarelli. 

Bringing Hollywood mega productions like this and its stars to Macao is just one of many ways that Sands China Ltd. works to further promote the city as an international tourist destination, as well as generating global awareness of Macao.

“Sands China is very pleased to be supporting ‘Now You See Me 2’, and we are honoured that they chose us as the first venue in Asia to host this exclusive screening,” said Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. “To have world-class Hollywood productions come to Macao shows that the city is on the global map as a centre of tourism and leisure, and as a company we will continue to bring film shoots, movie premieres, concerts, award ceremonies and more to the city to put Macao in the international spotlight.”

The Four Horsemen as they are known in the movie return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

Now You See Me 2” will be released on the big screen in Hong Kong and Macao on June 8, 2016 via UA Films (a subsidiary of Lark Group Holdings).

In addition to “Now You See Me 2,” other movies and television episodes that have been filmed 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”, “Break Up Club” and “Return of Cuckoo,” Taiwanese TV series “Summer’s Desire,” and the Korean TV series “Boys Over Flowers.”

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Photo Caption: The iconic neon-sign of Sands Macao and the Great Hall of The Venetian Macao also featured with its iconic curved escalators in “Now You See Me 2”.

 

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; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 350 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 LIONSGATE

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment.  The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses.  These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the syndication successes The Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.

The Company’s feature film business spans eight labels and includes the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See Me, Divergent and John Wick series, SicarioThe Age of Adaline, Roadside Attractions' Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Codeblack Films’ Addicted and breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates.  Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

 

About UA FILMS

Established in 2002. A subsidiary of Lark Group Holdings. Engaged in distribution of films worldwide. Distribute Chinese films locally through new brand name "UA Films" since 2010.

UA Films has got an impressive performance in 2015, 3 of our films have recorded a outstanding box office over 10 million. Titles include Romantic Comedy "Women Who Flirt" and award-winning local movie "Sara". Other acclaimed titles include "Two Thumbs Up"; "As the Light Goes Out"; and "Simple Life" which was awarded the Best Film at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards.

Distributed foreign titles include festival award-winning hit "Whiplash"(USA); one of the 2013 highest box office foreign films "Now You See Me"(USA); Hong Kong Film Awards Best Asian Film “Confessions” (Japan) and Oscar Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film "Departures" (Japan). Other outstanding titles include "The Hunger Games" series (USA); Parasyte (Japan) and more.

 

About Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP)

Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP) was established in 2000 with a focus on the production, sales and distribution of quality motion pictures. Since then, EMP has grown into a leading player in the Chinese film production and distribution scene with one of the most active production schedules in the region.

Among the other award-winning and critically-acclaimed films productions produced and distributed by EMP are : Donnie Yen’s Kung Fu Jungle (2015), Jackie Chan’s CZ12 (2012), Let The Bullets Fly (2010), Dante Lam’s That Demon Within (2014) and To The Fore (2015), the Official Oscar® Entry Hong Kong for Best Foreign Language Film. EMP also distributes top Hollywood and Asian productions including Oscar-winner Departures, controversial Korean drama Silenced, Sex in the City: The Movie, Now You See Me and The Hunger Games franchise.

 

Media contacts:

Public Relations, Venetian Macau Limited

 

Lily Cheng

Tel: +853 8118 2013

Email: lily.sw.cheng@sands.com.mo

 

Nicky Leung

Tel: +853 8118 2057

Email: nicky.leung@sands.com.mo