Rubicon Group Holding, an entertainment company in Jordan, has announced that it will be building a theme park based on the "Star Trek" franchise, reports AttractionsManagement.com.
The park will be built in Aqaba, Jordan, at a cost of $1 billion. Paramount Recreation will develop the “Star Trek” elements in the park, which will be called The Red Sea Astrarium.
In a statement, Liz Kalodner, EVP and general manager of CBS Consumer Products, explained, "At its core, ‘Star Trek’ is about bringing worlds together and about a profound hope for the future. We are proud to bring such a unique, interactive ‘Star Trek’ property to this part of the world to be a part of Jordan’s future."
The park is expected to open in 2014.