- The 67-year-old magician has been working on the stunt for three decades
As illusions go, it should be out of this world.
David Copperfield, who has staged some of the most breathtaking tricks in the history of magic, has announced plans to “make the moon disappear”.
The 67-year-old star, who is the highest-paid magician in the world with an estimated net worth of $1 billion, has been working on the stunt for three decades.
In an interview with the Today show in the US, Copperfield (below) said the moon trick, which he plans to stage in February, would shed light on one of the world’s most pressing problems.
David Copperfield (pictured) is the highest-paid magician in the world with an estimated net worth of $1 billion
He said: “It took 30 years of work, literally 30 years of our lives, to develop it.”
“There are several ways to make it work and I’m working with Save The Children, a great organization, to show the world the difference one person can make.”
“If one person can make the moon disappear from the sky, imagine how we can work together to eliminate poverty, hunger and danger for our children on Earth.” Copperfield is already in the middle of rehearsals for the stunt.
He said, “They’re fine.” In fact, I’ve been testing them for the last few months and all over the country people have reported seeing strange things in the sky at night.
David Copperfield posted on his Twitter page (X) about the stunt, which he has been working on for three decades
“If anyone sees anything strange in the sky, please let me know by tagging me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.”
The star also revealed that he would be launching a competition to give a lucky few the chance to see the stunt live.
Few doubt that the illusionist will succeed in the trick. In 1983 he invited a tourist audience to the Statue of Liberty.
He lowered a screen mounted in front of the statue, showing it seemingly gone.
Copperfield raised the screen again and then dropped it again, showing the statue back in its original place. In the past, he has also staged the disappearance of a Lear jet and an Orient Express dining car, as well as an escape from Alcatraz prison.