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Cirque du Soleil makes 3-D leap to the big screen

Published on Dec 20, 2012 6:34 AM
 
Artists of the Cirque du Soleil perform the Alegria circus show on Nov 28, 2012 in Paris. Oscar-winning director James Cameron, who broke new ground with 3D technology with Avatar, is bringing that knowhow to Cirque du Soleil, producing a 3-D film featuring the high-flying acrobatic troupe. -- PHOTO: AFP

MIAMI  (AFP) - Oscar-winning director James Cameron, who broke new ground with 3D technology with Avatar, is bringing that knowhow to Cirque du Soleil, producing a 3-D film featuring the high-flying acrobatic troupe.

Cameron acted as executive producer and camera operator for Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away - a movie spectacle which brings the group's breathtaking aerial routines to the big screen for the first time.

"This movie was a dream come true," Cameron said of the 91-minute film directed by New Zealander Andrew Adamson, who also was at the helm of the hit Chronicles of Narnia films.

Worlds Away recounts the story of Mia, played by acrobat Erica Linz, who, while searching for a lost love, traverses through various universes - each of which is one of the fantastical worlds crafted by Cirque du Soleil.

 
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