James Cameron Plans ‘Avatar’-Inspired Cirque du Soleil Show
Hit filmmaker James Cameron has teamed up with Cirque du Soleil masterminds to produce a live show based on his supremely successful film Avatar.
Announcing the news today, Cameron said, “Over the years, I have discovered the extraordinary talents and imaginations of both the artists and the creative forces behind Cirque du Soleil.
“I know we share the common goal of bringing audiences to another level of entertainment experiences. I look forward to doing just that on this project.”
According to Variety, Cirque du Soleil CEO Daniel Lamarre reflected on how the partnership between he and Cameron came to be during the international business C2MTL– Commerce + Creativity Conference today, stating that “Our relationship with Jim Cameron began with my visit at his Avatar cutting room.
“I am thrilled that almost 5 years later, Cirque du Soleil will be able to explore the very inspirational Avatar realm for the live stage. This will mark our second creative project with Jim and I believe it will be as stimulating for both our creative forces.”
Avatar broke box office records, grossing $2.7 billion worldwide and earning the title of the highest grossing film of all time.
The new spectacular will debut at the end of 2015, ahead of Cameron’s much anticipated Avatar sequel , and tour the world.
Meanwhile, Cameron’s Avatar sequel is set to hit theaters in December 2016.
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