James Cameron, Andrew Adamson, and Cirque Du Soleil Team Up for 3D Family Film

     December 7, 2010


James Cameron is producing a 3D film set in the world of Cirque Du Soleil that combines “narrative storytelling” with filmed Las Vegas performances of the various shows.  Director Andrew Adamson (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) is currently shooting the narrative segments in New Zealand based on a story of his own creation.  Adamson has reportedly completed about a third of the film already, and shown sample footage to several interested distributors.

Cirque Du Soleil is the primary financier on the project, with hopes for a series of family friendly films that prominently feature the circus.  Hit the jump for a 3D-ready clip (read: hula hoops!) from the Cirque show Alegría.

The concept certainly isn’t dull, though I can’t say I’m sure exactly what the format is.  I’m particularly caught up in the phrasing in Deadline‘s report: “narrative storytelling.”  This doesn’t necessarily rule out non-fiction, no? Are we looking at a docudrama of sorts?  Or is this pure fiction marked by the participation (and funds) of Cirque Du Soleil?  This could be a very cool idea, and I’m eager to for the details in the coming months.

At the very least, we have this: the circus is beautiful on its own merits, and I can’t imagine a 3D staging overseen by Cameron will do anything but add to the spectacle.

As promised, hula hoops!

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  • Three Gun Fish

    I love James Cameron.

  • Overmatik

    Wow, James has truly become King Midas!

  • http://twitter.com/arlenecharris Arlene C. Harris

    is THAT what that’s for? They’ve filmed segments from both “O” at the Bellagio and “LOVE” at Mirage so far, said it was for “3D commercials”. Interesting…