Madame Tussauds Bangkok Reveals the Superstar Mario Maurer’s Lifelike Wax Figure of “Pee Mak Phrakanong” to Celebrate 1-year Anniversary for the Most Money-making Movie from GTH.
From the ever famous craze of the comedy horror film “Pee Mak Phrakanong”, which is the adaptation of one of Thailand’s most prominent ghost legends, presented with the freshness of different storylines, this GTH film has really got to every heart of the Thai audience of all age groups and genders, and earned the record of the highest grossing Thai film and one of Asia's highest grossing films of all time, making more than one billion Baht worldwide.
Madame Tussauds Bangkok, on such success of “Pee Mak Phrakanong”, celebrates one-year anniversary of the movie in collaboration with GTH by sculpting the lifelike wax figure of the character “Pee Mak”, starred by Thailand’s heartthrob “Mario Maurer”, who had dedicated his time to the wax-sculpting specialist team flying directly from Madame Tussauds London, United Kingdom to measure his figure in details for “Pee Mak” figure’s molding development. This results in a lifelike wax figure that carries out every single detail of “Pee Mak” precisely from his head to toe, from the hairstyle, the signature black teeth, to the Thai traditional costume. All fans of the movie will be assured ofan extraordinary experience of getting up-close and personal with lifelike world-class celebrity figures at Madame Tussauds Bangkok.
Mr. Noppadon Prapimpunt, Head of Bangkok Cluster of Merlin Entertainments Group Company made a statement during the press conference, saying that, “the film ‘Pee Mak Phrakanong’ directed by Mr. Banjong Pisanthanakun is, indeed, a great movie produced by Thai people, which had created an unprecedented record with the highest earnings in the industry. Even though it has been a year already, I believe that Thai people still remember the great fun of the story and the power of love between Pee Mak and Mae Nak. Madame Tussauds Bangkok, thus, would like to be a medium in offering Thai people a chance to get closed-up with ‘Pee Mak Phrakanong’ by presenting the wax figure created by world-class sculptors who took more than 8 months to model after Pee Mak’s star actor, Mario Maurer to be as lifelike as possible. This also goes along with the objectives of Madame Tussauds which are to give the lifelike experience of being closed-up with the world-class celebrities to all fans of every age and gender at Madame Tussauds Bangkok”.
Mario Maurer revealed his feeling of being chosen, for the first time, being a model of the figure “Pee Mak”, the protagonist of this film starred by him, he was very excited to work with the world’s most renowned sculpting crew of Madame Tussauds; especially when he got to see their meticulousness and precision. He was proud and excited for all “Pee Mak Phrakanong” movie fans who will get an up-close experience with the wax figure of Pee Mak, which was sculpted with high precision, of the character through his costume, teeth, and skin color.
The press conference was organized as a grand opening of “Pee Mak Phrakanong” Wax Figure, and was held under the theme of a temple fair, which was one of the most memorable scenes of the movies,when “Pee Mak” (starred by Mario Maurer) and “Mae Nak” (starred by Davika Hoorne) were having a great time at the temple fair together. Moreover, there were some stalls providing local Thai food and dessert set beautifully in Thai style banana-leaf wrappers.
The fun is enhanced when the gang of Pee Mak’s close friends in the movie, Aey (Bomb – Kantapat Permpoonpatcharasuk), Chin (Attarut Kongrasri) and Puak (Pongsathorn Jongwilas), staged the “Gongpan Dance”, also one of the remarkable acts of the movie.Joining Mario, they talked about the wax figure of “Pee Mak”, adding laughter, joy, warmth and friendliness to the conference.
Get closed-up with the wax figure of the popular “Pee Mak Phrakanong” for the first time in Thailand today at Madame Tussauds Bangkok, world’s favorite wax attraction, 6th floor Siam Discovery.