For some of us, the chances of catching “Cirque du Soleil” live and having our jaws simultaneously drop at the sight of the electrifying performances are slim to none. First of all, it’s based in Canada. That’s right – travel halfway across the world for the “dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment”?
Too far! Too expensive! No time! Again, too expensive!
So when James Cameron announced earlier in January this year that he was producing a Cirque du Soleil film, we almost fainted at the excitement and the prospect of it all, but also hoping that the maker of the ground-breaking film “Avatar” wasn’t just making a cruel joke. It was not until when these stills were released last month that we thought, “Okay, it wasn’t a joke..”
Gasp! Even at a work-in-progress stage, it already looks like the visuals are going to be amazing. Perhaps even more amazing than Avatar, which was said to have change filmmaking altogether. We can’t deny that James Cameron took 3D filmmaking to an entirely new level. Right?
Oh, we forgot to mention:
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The film, “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away” is going to be a film showcasing the acrobatic wonders of the Cirque du Soleil troupe, in 3D. Yes, you read that right. This production is all set to transport the audience (read: ordinary people like ourselves) into an ethereal, dream-like world, in 3D.
When asked about the movie, Rob Moore (Paramount Pictures) said, “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.”
You can’t expect any less from Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away – and it’s likely that this one will go on to bag numerous awards and accolades too! The film is slated for a 21st December 2012 release in the US. No news as of yet on when it’s coming to our cinemas. Won’t be too long now!
For more information, visit the movie’s official website.