From the sun to other galaxies


Canadian filmmaker James Cameron annonces the creation of a Cirque du Soleil show inspired by his box-office blockbuster Avatar.

Daniel Lamarre, the CEO of Cirque du Soleil, joined James Cameron at the C2MTL Conference on May 29. They revealed that this adaptation of the most widely viewed film in cinematic history has secretly been in production for the last two years.                            

The world premiere of the show, to be held at the Bell Centre at the end of 2015. A world tour of 350 cities is also in the works.

Although the show will be inspired by the same world pictured in Avatar, it will not follow the same story line. It will be directed by Québec artistic directors Victor Pilon and Michel Lemieux, who are regular collaborators with the Cirque. The production team will be led by Jean-François Bouchard.

This is not Cameron’s first time collaborating with the Cirque. The filmmaker has already co-produced a 3D film, Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, back in 2012.