Warcraft: The Beginning(2016)
- RatedPG13 /GenreAction, Adventure, Fantasy
Stars of the new movie, 'Warcraft', launched a new exhibition at London's Madame Tussauds on 27 May 2016.
Actor Travis Fimmel who plays Lothar, Paula Patton who plays Garona, Toby Kebbell who plays Durotan and co-writer and director Duncan Jones, all turned out for the unveiling of the movie's waxwork figures.
The exhibition features Knight champion Lothar, in full battle armor and the tower figure of Orc warrior Durotan. Garona's figure was brought in from the Berlin attraction for the event.
The characters are taken from the gaming phenomenon, 'World of Warcraft', which the film is based on.
Patton said that seeing her character immortalized in wax was "surreal" and "incredible", while Jones, the film's writer and director remarked that seeing the characters in real life which had been worked on in CGI was "kind of cool." Jones is the son of singer-songwriter David Bowie and Angie Bowie, best known for his movie, 'Moon'.
Tussauds' PR manager Nicole Fenner explained that while the actors did not attend sittings, "That wasn't a problem in this instance for us because we actually worked really closely with Universal Legendary and all the film makers who had a lot of reference from when these guys were actually making the film anyway so we used that content as well as watching clips from the upcoming movie, to make sure that we got these figures spot on and I'm hoping when guests come into the attraction they'll agree with us, and from the talent and everyone coming in today I think they're pretty accurate."
Some lucky fans were invited to attend a meet and greet with the stars. "It's incredible because there's millions of people who play Warcraft around the world and this is something that is hugely anticipated so to see it and as life like as it is it's incredible to be a part of it. It's been amazing," said Warcraft fan Edward Bailey.
"I think I had faith that they were going to do well because there's so much fandom for World of Warcraft it was really to not know what you were doing so I'm actually pretty secure about it and you know it would be nice to see if we get more players as a result," said another Warcraft fan.
'Warcraft: The Beginning' opens 9 June 2016