Stars of New Line Cinema’s Upcoming DC Movie SHAZAM! to Open Magic SHAZAM!-Themed Superpowered Funfair in London
SHAZAM! stars Zachary Levi and Mark Strong, director David F. Sandberg and producer Peter Safran to open world’s first Superpowered Funfair in London
SHAZAM! Superpowered Funfair will open to public on 21st and 22nd March at Bernie Spain Gardens, South Bank, London, with free entry
Inspired by the superpowers of DC Super Hero Shazam! and brought to life using magic and illusions
Fans can test their powers of strength, courage, stamina, power, speed and wisdom to win prizes
Use of magic word SHAZAM! will enable one-time instant win
This month the world’s first superpowered funfair will light up London’s South Bank with the magic of the highly anticipated new DC Super Hero movie SHAZAM!, which will be released in UK cinemas on 5th April. The unique funfair will be open on 21st and 22nd March and will give members of the public the chance to become superheroes when taking on versions of classic funfair games and challenges.
Stars of the film Zachary Levi (Chuck, Thor: The Dark World), who plays the Super Hero Shazam and Mark Strong (Kingsman, Kick Ass), who plays Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, are scheduled to join director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out, Annabelle: Creation) and producer Peter Safran (Aquaman, The Conjuring and Annabelle films) to officially open the magical funfair before its two-day public run.
Any budding superheroes will be able to take on challenges between 12pm and 8pm on Thursday 21st and 10am to 1.30pm on Friday 22nd, but only those deemed to have true potential will be bestowed with a SHAZAM!-style superpower to defy the fiendishly difficult challenges.
Each of the challenges will be centred around different skills embodied by Shazam, which form the acronym of his name: the Wisdom of Solomon, the Strength of Hercules, the Stamina of Atlas, the Power of Zeus, the Courage of Achilles and the Speed of Mercury. Brought to life with illusions and trickery from a team that have worked with some of the biggest global names in magic, fans will discover superpowers they never knew they had, mirroring the adventures of Billy Batson in SHAZAM! From facing a Wheel of Courage to a weightlifting Stamina test and channelling the Wisdom to predict the future, the funfair will find superpowers in everyone.
The SHAZAM! Funfair will appear on London’s South Bank at Bernie Spain Gardens and will include traditional wooden game huts, a helter skelter, voice-activated photo booth and a prize redemption hut, with a prize guaranteed for all visitors. The eye-catching attraction will be based on ‘Chilladelphia’, a carnival featured in the new film.
THE SHAZAM! FUNFAIR is open to the public on 21st March between 12 and 8pm and 22nd March between 10am and 1.30pm at Bernie Spain Gardens, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH.
SHAZAM! HITS CINEMAS AND IMAX ON APRIL 5
David F. Sandberg directed New Line Cinema’s SHAZAM!, the origin story that stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer and Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou. The cast also includes Faithe Herman, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans and Cooper Andrews. Peter Safran produced the film.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
Firmly set in the DC universe but with his own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, story by Gayden and Darren Lemke, based on characters from DC. Shazam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck. Jeffrey Chernov, Christopher Godsick, Walter Hamada, Geoff Johns, Adam Schlagman, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and Dwayne Johnson served as executive producers.
Sandberg’s creative team included his “Annabelle: Creation” director of photography Maxime Alexandre, production designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller, costume designer Leah Butlerand composer Benjamin Wallfisch.
A New Line Cinema presentation, SHAZAM! will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures.