The Straits Times
Published on Dec 20, 2012

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


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.