Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away, the latest project of James Cameron
The next December 21, it will be released ‘Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away’ in US movie theaters. A spectacle filmed in Las Vegas, in the auditorium where Cirque du Soleil performs usually its staging.
The movie has been directed by Andrew Adamson and James Cameron has been the executive producer. They have filmed with the last technology in 3D.
Again, James Cameron (director of Terminator, Avatar or Titanic) has been looking for a new formula to captivate audience. Then, he has collaborated actively with acrobats and he even has worked as a camera operator to take the most impossible angles and points of view. The objective is the spectator involves in the movie and doesn’t watch the movie as a simply observer.
“3D really lets you feel what the artists are going through,” says Leu Strope, the co-producer and technical director of the film. “There are moments when you get above the Wheel of Death and you see the wheel coming down, and the guy who’s on that wheel starts coming down and starts that fall, your stomach rises, just like you were that guy.”
Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away has already stunned audiences at the Tokyo Film Festival. The movie is, like most of the Cirque shows, a combination of colors, circus acts, music and storytelling. The plot tells the story of two young lovers (played by Cirque aerialist Igor Zaripov and acrobat Erica Linz). Their ways will be separated when they enter in an imaginary world.
Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away has music but no dialogue. It was filmed in Las Vegas and New Zealand in just 37 days. The stage acts that had to be changed to allow for camera placement, different lighting and even altered use of color to create a coherent atmosphere.
This movie is going to be the big success this Christmas!
Writer: Andrew Adamson
Stars: Erica Linz, Dallas Barnett and Lutz Halbhubner