September 30, 2016

James Cameron exec producing a 3D Cirque du Soleil movie


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Cirque du Soleil is heading to the big screen, and the self-proclaimed King of the World will help usher the visual spectacle to a theater near you.

Paramount announced that James Cameron, the genius behind “Titanic” and “Avatar,” will help bring an original Cirque story to audience members. The studio acquired worldwide distribution rights to “Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away,” which will be written and directed by Andrew Adamson, whose credits include the first two “Shrek” and “Chronicles of Narnia” films).

This will be a 3D presentation that, according to the statement, will capture the “artistic and acrobatic performances from some of the most elaborate Cirque du Soleil productions.”

“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.

The film, slated to hit theaters in 2012, does not have an official release date yet.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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