James Cameron Developing 3D Films Inspired by Cirque du Soleil

December 10, 2010
Source: Deadline

Cirque du Soleil

Because he loves 3D so much, James Cameron has decided to combine the popular technolgoy with one of the most popular attractions Las Vegas has to offer. Today a press release revealed that Cameron is teaming with Shrek director Andrew Adamson for a partnership that will have the two developing and producing theatrical 3D projects drawing inspiration from visual feast that is Cirque du Soleil. The new venture is said to "combine the creative visions of Cameron and Adamson to capture and expand the live production experience to an art form beyond the imagination." Some hallucinogens will take that experience to the top.

The first project is apparently already in production complete with a story by Adamson himself. Meanwhile, Cameron will executive produce and provide 3D expertise with Reel FX Entertainment helping the project along as well. Currently the film doesn't have a title, but follows this trippy concept: "There are worlds beyond dreams, illusion and imagination, where human beings are capable of anything. Where love rules, and everything your heart yearns for is beautifully, incredibly real." Here's what Cameron had to say about the new endeavor:

"Shooting with the Cirque du Soleil team has been one of the most enjoyable experiences of my professional life. For years I've been a fan, both of their celebration of human physical performance and for their wild imagination in the designs of characters, costumes, music and unparalleled theatrical staging. The images we've been shooting are stunning, and I know Andrew Adamson will weave them into a transporting, dreamlike narrative which will mesmerize audiences of all ages, around the world."

I can't say that I'm supremely excited about this new project since I've never really understood the appeal of Cirque du Soleil (and I don't really wish to take any psychedelic mushrooms to change my mind). However, I'm sure there are plenty of people who haven't had the chance to experience the shows in Vegas or various venues around the world who would love to have a theatrical 3D experience that makes them feel like they're watching a live show. It's pretty much a guarantee that whatever Cameron does throughout the rest of his career, it will probably be in 3D (at least until the next big thing comes along). Anyone interested?

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i agree i aint excited about this at all

A5J4DX on Dec 10, 2010


i saw them once and definitely want to see this in Cameronvison

Jericho on Dec 10, 2010


I don't really care for this, but at the same time I feel JC can do whatever he feels to push this 3D.

igor on Dec 10, 2010


Cameron loves himself doesn't he?

Xerxex on Dec 10, 2010


James Cameron has somehow managed to convince his rape victims that they actually like it and want more. Commence the raping.

germs on Dec 10, 2010


WTF IS TECHNOLGOY!!!!???!!!????!?!??!

Chazzy on Dec 10, 2010


First off this will be amazing like everything else he's made. Secondly I laugh at the 3D's become the cool thing to do. I'm sure there were equally pretentious and cynical haters when "talkies" were introduced or color TV.

Geoff on Dec 10, 2010


@Geoff feel good up on that cloud?

Xerxex on Dec 10, 2010



Piper on Dec 10, 2010


Actually Jeff (I know shut up I dont care!) 3D reared its ugly head once before back in the late 70's early 80's it was killed then it will die again! James cameron or no. 3D is the trend! the hate has actually been around a lot longer, its only coming back because so many morons are jumping on the WOW 3D! trend. Normal folks dont like it because we see it for what it really is! LETS DRAIN A FEW MORE BUCKS OUTTA THE SAPS WHO WATCH OUR MOVIES! Yeah and one of the "talkie" haters was Charlie Chaplin himself. Yeah I watch history channel to! Was that pretentious or cynical enough for you jeffy?

Jimmy Love on Dec 10, 2010


See the difference with color and sound is those actually add to the illusion. 3D is selective, and so it takes away from it. Hating it isn't pretentious, I'm not doing it for attention, I complain about it because it throws me out of the film, is more expensive, and generally hurts my eyes.

Al on Dec 11, 2010


I went to a seminar with Katzenberg and he said the only reason stuff is in 3D is to get people back into the cinemas. no other. Both dream works and Disney spent millions developing the tech and now they need their money back.

Derp on Dec 11, 2010


Most everything that comes out in 3D has a 2D counterpart. If you don't like 3D, no one is forcing you to see it. I personally enjoy some films in 3D and most not. I think it DOES enhance some movies. It must be filmed in 3D, though. If it is just converted it looks like crap. As far as the project is concerned. I have been a fan of Cirque for awhile and would be excited to see this. However, the movies that they have put out in the past were less than stellar.

NateCSZ on Dec 13, 2010

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