Spielberg’s E.T. set to arrive at Madame Tussauds worldwide
Steven Spielberg’s favourite man from outer space E.T. is set to be immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds in a number of locations including London, Berlin, Hollywood and Sydney.
To celebrate the Blu-ray release of Steven Spielberg’s beloved classic film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, with also enjoys its 30th annniversary, six Madame Tussauds locations, including London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Sydney and Hollywood, will welcome the family-friendly alien through their doors to be immortalised in Madame Tussauds’ signature wax form. Mr Phone Home himself will be unveiled in London on 22nd October 2012.
All six E.T. figures are being worked on simultaneously by a huge creative team at Merlin Studios in West London, using a raft of reference photographs and footage from the film to capture a perfect likeness. Guests will be able to take Elliott’s place in the scene that saw E.T. and Elliott soaring on a BMX against the backdrop of a stunning full moon, which was recently voted by fans as Universal Pictures’ most memorable movie moment.
“We are delighted to be welcoming one of the greatest movie characters of all time to the attraction. We’re also absolutely certain that our guests are going to love the unique opportunity to ‘star’ in one of the most famous films ever made,” said Nicky Marsh, Madame Tussauds Global Marketing Director.
Eddie Cunningham, President, Universal Pictures International Entertainment commented, “E.T. is one of Universal’s most iconic and beloved characters, and in this our 100th Anniversary year, it is fitting that he is brought to life by Madame Tussauds in their attractions around the world this October. The interactive experience at Madame Tussauds, together with the first ever Blu-ray release of the film, will truly capture E.T. and bring to life this unforgettable character.”
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will be out to own for the first time on Blu-ray on 22nd October 2012. See pictures of the waxwork being created below…
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