James Cameron partners with Cirque du Soleil for Avatar live show

Show is expected to debut in late 2015 before embarking on a world tour.
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Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron has partnered with Cirque du Soleil to develop an arena-touring love show inspired by Avatar.

The show is expected to debut in late 2015 before embarking on a world tour.

“Our relationship with Jim Cameron began with my visit at his Avatar cutting room”, said Daniel Lamarre, president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil. 

“I am thrilled that almost five years later, Cirque du Soleil will be able to explore the very inspirational Avatar realm for the live stage. This will mark our second creative project with Jim and I believe it will be as stimulating for both our creative forces.”

The live production will feature the 'creative signature drive' of Cirque du Soleil in association with Cameron’s and Jon Landau’s Lightstorm Entertainment.

The show will debut prior to the first of three planned Avatar sequels and Twentieth Century Fox, which financed and distributed Avatar, is a partner on the live show.

“Over the years, I have discovered the extraordinary talents and imaginations of both the artists and the creative forces behind Cirque du Soleil,” said Cameron.

“I know we share the common goal of bringing audiences to another level of entertainment experiences. I look forward to doing just that on this project.”

Jim Gianopulos, chairman and CEO, 20th Century Fox, added: “Avatar remains a phenomenon that continues to inspire people around the globe, and combining it with the live event ingenuity of Cirque du Soleil is a perfect synthesis of imagination and talent.

"As Jim Cameron prepares to take us to even greater heights with three new Avatar films, we're thrilled with the innovative experience he's developing in this groundbreaking agreement with Cirque de Soleil."

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