London,UK: To celebrate the release of Warcraft, one of the most hotly anticipated films of the year, Madame Tussauds, Legendary Pictures and WETA Workshop will bring to life the fantastical characters and epic sets in an experience to tour Madame Tussauds attractions globally from this May.
Fans of the world-colliding global phenomenon will have the chance to pledge their allegiance to the Horde or the Alliance, as they step into the breathtaking world of Warcraft. Launching at Madame Tussauds London on May 24, 2016, before touring other Madame Tussauds attractions from Hong Kong to New York, the highly immersive pop-up experience will transport visitors into the enthralling land of Azeroth as they are thrown into the spectacular battle between humans and orcs.
As one of the world’s most popular entertainment phenomenon is transformed from computer screens to the silver screen – set to entertain and enthrall cinemagoers in June – its characters, including knight champion, Lothar (Travis Fimmel), and towering orc warrior, Durotan (Toby Kebbell), will be immortalised in the Madame Tussauds touring experience. Furthermore, the courageous survivor, Garona (Paula Patton), will be created exclusively for the Berlin attraction.
While Garona and Lothar are being created by Madame Tussauds dedicated team at its studios in west London, the seven-foot orc chieftain, Durotan, and all the characters’ incredible costumes, armour and weapons are being recreated by the film’s five-time Academy Award-winning concept design studio, WETA Workshop, in New Zealand.
Kieran Lancini, Madame Tussauds Global Head of Media Relations, said: “We are incredibly excited to be launching this one-of-a-kind experience, which will tour Madame Tussauds attractions internationally. Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft is unparalleled as an entertainment phenomenon, attracting some of the world’s most passionate and dedicated fans, and we are delighted to be part of its epic journey to the big screen.
“To have one of the characters hand-crafted by WETA Workshop is a world first for Madame Tussauds, he continued, “and we cannot wait to unveil Durotan as part of the set that will bring our guests closer to the epic struggle between man and orc than ever before.”
“With Warcraft, we are excited to bring to life one of the most beloved fantasies in entertainment,” said Emily Castel, Chief Marketing Officer for Legendary. “This is an epic scale movie for everyone, and seeing the courageous heroes of the film immortalised through the magic of Madame Tussauds offers audiences a unique opportunity finally to come face to face with these iconic characters. Legendary’s focus is on taking beloved properties and delivering an authentic experience for the fans, and we are thrilled that this partnership has enabled us to do that in such grand style.”
Visitors to the Warcraft experience will have the chance to stand with Lothar, hero of the Alliance, in the Stormwind throne room, or with Durotan, chieftain of the Frostwolf clan in front of the rocky mountainscapes, as they choose between two of the gaming world’s greatest rivalries: Horde or Alliance? There will also be the chance for guests to immerse themselves in this world via an exciting virtual reality experience.
Be the first to experience Warcraft at Madame Tussauds London – save and guarantee entry when you pre-book online, tickets from £23.79.
Warcraft will be released in UK cinemas from June 3.
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