E.T. to be Immortalized in Wax15 Oct, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel
A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame or wax statue at Madame Tussauds are sure signs of leaving a mark in popular culture.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. — The Extra-Terrestrial, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is working with Madame Tussauds famed wax museum to immortalize the extra-terrestrial star in wax form at six Madame Tussauds' locations worldwide on Oct. 22.
All six E.T. figures are being worked on simultaneously by a creative team at Merlin Studios in West London, using a raft of reference photographs and footage from the film to capture a perfect likeness.
The wax figures, which will be on display in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Sydney and Hollywood, will be part of the famous scene involving E.T. and Elliott soaring on a BMX against the backdrop of a full moon, which voters in a recent Universal poll voted the 100-year-old studio’s most memorable movie moment.
Universal released E.T. — The Extra-Terrestrial: Anniversary Edition Blu-ray combo pack on Oct. 9, which includes a DVD and Digital Copy of the film.
“We are honored that Madame Tussauds has chosen to mark this historic occasion in a way that only it can do,” Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, said in a statement. “In celebration of this beloved film’s anniversary, legions of E.T. — The Extra-Terrestrial fans will have the opportunity to relive film history, both through the film’s historic Blu-ray debut and at Madame Tussauds museums in Hollywood and around the world.”