‘Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away’ Lands at Paramount Pictures

James Cameron is producing this 3D tale that features the Cirque du Soleil dance troupe, which hits theaters later this year.
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‘Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away’ Lands at Paramount Pictures

Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away will be distributed by Paramount Pictures Paramount Pictures and Cirque du Soleil jointly announced today that the studio has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the Cirque du Soleil 3D feature film entitled Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away. Written and directed by Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe), and executive produced by Academy Award winning filmmaker James Cameron, the 3D film event features artistic and acrobatic performances from some of the most elaborate Cirque du Soleil productions. The film was produced by Adamson, Aron Warner, Cirque's Martin Bolduc and Ed Jones and Cary Granat. Vince Pace oversaw the 3D stereo production aspect of the film.

A number of production companies collaborated to bring the film to life. In addition to Cirque, Warner and Adamson's Strange Weather Productions, Reel FX and Cameron Pace Group all contributed to this groundbreaking production.

"The coupling of filmmaker James Cameron's groundbreaking 3D visual accomplishments and Andrew Adamson's beautiful direction, combined with a timeless original story written especially for this movie, will make for a truly amazing movie going experience for audiences of all ages," said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures.

Said Jacques Méthé, Executive Producer, General Manager, Images, Events, Lifestyle of Cirque du Soleil, "This 3D event brings the spectator beyond what they could see at a show, it takes them on the stage. This unique point of view allows the audience to discover the artistic details of our productions and reveal the human spirit that our artists bring to the audience in their performances. Jim and Andrew have masterfully captured what a Cirque du Soleil 3D experience could offer and Paramount will present it to the world."

Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away was released December 21st, 2012.

Sources: Paramount Pictures

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  • shuabert • 3 years ago

    Jim Cameron 3D + Cirque makes a really good pairing. This should be interesting. I had a chance to see some CdS shows last summer in Vegas, and they were pretty mindblowing.

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