Watch: James Cameron-Produced ‘Cirque Du Soleil’ Film Releases A Trailer


We know that James Cameron is all about his Avatar babies right now, but before he stopped producing other projects, he worked on Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away. The 3D film is set for a December 21st release and the trailer looks absolutely amazing. Checkie out inside!

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

Here’s a synopsis of the movie from Screen Rant:

Worlds Away was written and directed by Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Chronicles of Narnia). It incorporates elements from the Cirque du Soleil performances into a fictional narrative, about a young woman (Erica Linz) who enters the fantastical realm populated by characters and creatures featured in the company’s Las Vegas shows. As the trailer illustrates: the final result is some of the coolest theater performance footage ever recorded (in 3D, no less).

Read more here.

I’ve never been to one of these shows (Trent has, and I’d love to hear from those of you PITNBrs who have seen one as well), which leads me to question my own commitment to the arts and entertainment. Although, I think I always thought of that Cirque du Soleil scene from Knocked Up (where Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd make the dire mistake of taking shrooms before the show) and always thought it would be scary. But I’m starting to think that Judd Apatow’s message was more about the hallucinogens and less about the show.

These visuals are stunning (did I seriously just see somebody dive into the moon?!) and I cannot wait to see how it all goes down in 3D. Even those who are anti-the 3D movement must admit that this particular type of film is only enhanced by those silly little glasses.

Who else is suddenly pumped about fire breathers and acrobats and James Cameron-produced movies that promise to take you worlds away?!


  • Katie

    I went to “O” in Las Vegas last year. It was fantastic. The stuff that they do is just amazing!

    • Katie, jealous of you. Thanks for commenting :)

  • Glen CoCo-Franco

    Yeah O kicks ass…and I just saw Totem here in Boston…never thought id be a cirque guy but they are pretty cool shows

    • Glen CoCo-Franco, jealous of you too. Thanks for commenting. ‘Totem’ sounds interesting!

  • denise

    I’ve been a Cirque fan since back before anyone knew about them. They have always been leaders in entertainment – they had an awesome reality show before reality shows were popular. This will be stunning. I thought I had gotten pretty jaded about their shows and that they didn’t do anything new until I saw KA in Vegas last December and was blown away. The sand table was amazing. This will definitely be worth seeing and especially in 3-D.

    • denise, thanks for a little backstory! I can’t believe they used to have a reality show– awesome!

  • emily

    They did a movie about 10 years ago that was in IMAX … it was so stunning I saw it 5 times. I’ve been lucky enough to see one show and Shannon, it takes your breath away. I’m a seamstress so I loved all their use of fabric, but the sets, music, costumes, acrobatics and actors are all magical and they produce an amazing show. There’s nothing scary about it, you’ll just sit there in awe the entire time. Go for it!

    • emily, I believe you. After seeing that trailer, I’m going! Thanks for commenting.

  • rOXy

    What those dancers and acrobats do with their bodies is off the chain. And they do it over and over and over perfectly. This looks indulgent and sumptuous. Definitely on the to see list. 2012 has been a great year for movies.

  • C

    PBS aired a Cirque show with some of the elements shown it this trailer in my area within the past year or so (fairly good but just 2D.) So I’m wondering why waste money on a 3D ticket when there’s similar things available free? Yes it’s James Cameron and will probably be good, but personally I’d rather go to a live show and see it in person– actual 3D, no glasses required.