The studio still owns the rights for the foreseeable future. Here is the latest news.
I hear Kching Kching in the background!!
"Dubai Parks and Resorts, a Meraas holding company which is developing the company’s mega theme park development, announced that it has signed an agreement with a division of Sony Pictures to set up a Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone in the complex............................
They will contain 12 themed attractions inspired by movies such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters, The Green Hornet, Underworld, Zombieland, and The Smurfs."