Paramount buys rights to Cirque du Soleil 3D movie produced by James Cameron

Paramount Pictures has announced it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away, a new 3D feature film from the Canadian circus entertainment company Cirque du Soleil.

Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away is written and directed by Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), and executive produced by James Cameron.

The project features artistic and acrobatic performances from some of the most elaborate productions and was produced by Adamson, Aron Warner, Cirque's Martin Bolduc and Ed Jones and Cary Granat. Vince Pace oversaw the 3D stereo production aspect of the film.

A number of production companies collaborated to bring the film to life. In addition to Cirque, Warner and Adamson's Strange Weather Productions, Reel FX and Cameron Pace Group all contributed.

Rob Moore, vice chairman of Paramount Pictures, said: "The coupling of filmmaker James Cameron's groundbreaking 3D visual accomplishments
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