June 16, 2009

Luxor draped in Optimus Prime image

An enormous image of Optimus Prime from the upcoming movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has been draped over the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas, SkyTag said.

Towering above all of Las Vegas, Optimus Prime is crashing through (the city's) most iconic structure, the Luxor Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, protecting all of mankind, SkyTag said in a release Monday.

With piercing eyes and special lighting effects, Transformers has taken over the pyramid on the strip. Paramount/Dreamworks enlisted SkyTag, the innovators of Tall Wall spectaculars, to produce the world's largest building wrap to date, covering the entire side of the Luxor. The mammoth pyramid is 500 feet high, and Optimus Prime is over 100,000 square feet.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is the sequel to the 2007 live-action blockbuster Transformers. The second film in the franchise is set to open in U.S. theaters June 24.