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The Digital Era: Real-time Films From 2000 To Today
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- Daniel Smith-Rowsey
Avatar/Cirque du Soleil: James Cameron is working with the folks behind Cirque du Soleil to produce a live, Avatar-themed show that will debut in late 2015. Cameron previously served as executive producer for 2012's Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away. He's currently working on preproduction for the first of three sequels to Avatar, with a due date of December 2016 for the finished product. [Variety] Brilliance: Ahead of production starting this summer, Will Smith has dropped out of the starring role in Brilliance, which revolves around a federal agent tracking down a "brilliant" -- someone born with "extraordinary abilities" -- who is planning a terrorist attack. "Timing" is being blamed for Smith's exit, though...
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Avatar/Cirque du Soleil: James Cameron is working with the folks behind Cirque du Soleil to produce a live, Avatar-themed show that will debut in late 2015. Cameron previously served as executive producer for 2012's Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away. He's currently working on preproduction for the first of three sequels to Avatar, with a due date of December 2016 for the finished product. [Variety] The Book of Life Trailer: Featuring colorful and traditional Mexican art, The Book of Life tells the enchanting story of Manolo (voiced by Diego Luna), a young man who must journey through three fantastical worlds in order to face his fears. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, the movie's voice cast includes Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana and Christina Applegate; the...
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This will be the first show the company will produce based on a film and it is expected to debut in late 2015. This will tie in nicely to the release of Cameron’s sequel to the hit film which is set to hit cinemas in December 2016. We are told that 20th Century Fox who produce the films will also be partnering the shows.
Cameron has previously worked with Cirque as one of the producers of their 3D documentary Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away. Cameron mentioned his love of the company in this statement:
“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 »
- Lucinda Holt
The tour is inspired by the film, and will debut in late 2015.
Cameron announced the news alongside Cirque du Soleil president/CEO Daniel Lamarre at the C2MTL Commerce + Creativity Conference.
"Over the years, I have discovered the extraordinary talents and imaginations of both the artists and the creative forces behind Cirque du Soleil," the director said. "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."
Three Avatar sequels are currently being made, with »
Soon, the Na’vi will be taking over the screen and stage.
James Cameron has partnered with Cirque du Soleil to produce an Avatar-inspired arena show, a project set to premiere shortly before the first of three new Avatar films is expected to hit theaters. The Cirque show will tour the globe in late 2015, while the next installment in Cameron’s alien action-adventure is tentatively scheduled for a December 2016 debut. All three films are currently in pre-production.
Cameron, Cirque president-ceo Daniel Lamarre, and 20th Century Fox Film chairman-ceo Jim Gianopulos made the announcement at the C2MTL-Commerce and Creativity Conference Thursday in Montreal. »
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Cirque du Soleil will develop the live experience in association with Lightstorm Entertainment. The touring show is expected to debut in late 2015 and will travel the globe ahead of the first sequel in the franchise which is currently slated for a December 2016 release.
Cameron has worked with Cirque before, producing the 3D documentary feature "Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away."
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Update: Got a press release with the details for Avatar, which is the first film that Cirque Du Soleil has used for a touring act. Release is below the original story. Breaking: How invested is James Cameron in the blue people that populate his Avatar world? Cameron, who’s readying a trio of 3D-shot sequels to Hollywood’s all time highest grossing film, has announced that he will team with Cirque du Soleil to develop an arena-tour show that is inspired by the film. The show will debut in late 2015. He announced it alongside Cirque Du Soleil president/CEO Daniel Lamarre at the C2MTL-Commerce and Creativity Conference. The timing means the show will debut before the three sequels which, like the original, is financed and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox. Cameron previously worked with with Cirque Du Soleil as exec producer of the Andrew Adamson-directed 3D film Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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