You’ve all witnessed the stage spectacle and death defying acts of Cirque Du Soleil. Now, Paramount Pictures has fused six live shows in Las Vegas to bring Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away to the silver screen.
A circus love story written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) and James Cameron (Avarar, Titanic), the film uses music and expression to convey the narrative.
“We had to find a natural, cinematic way into the world of Cirque,” says Adamson. “I started thinking about the way Cirque live shows work. There is a very dreamlike quality about them. A thin thread of narrative that weaves in and out of each but allows these acts to exist within the worlds that are created. I thought this movie could do the same thing. I could find a narrative that threads these completely different shows together.”
Of Worlds Away, award-winning filmmaker James Cameron says that it’s “as if you strayed into a circus in a dream… As a producer, I kind of acted as his sounding board. The goal was to really celebrate the physical artistry of everything Cirque du Soleil is about, the design, the beauty and grace of those performances.”
See an exclusive trailer for Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away below. In cinemas February 21, 2013.